16 March 2017
TWO GILT-BRONZE BELT FITTINGS
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The first is a belt hook finely cast in high relief and undercut with a chilong with scrolling tail, its head forming the hook, and with three tiny attachment holes at the edges. The second is a belt plaque comprised of three panels cast in openwork and high relief with moveable dragons.
3 ½ and 2 7/8 in. (9 and 7.4 cm.) wide
Belt hook: Asian Gallery Oriental Art & Antiquities, New York, 1971.
The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida.
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