26 - 27 October 2004
TWO ORDOS GILT BRONZE BELT BUCKLE PLAQUES
CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
Of openwork rectangular form, each with large oxen with tail between its legs, within rope-like border, traces of gilding, two attachment loops on the reverse
1 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (4 x 6 cm.) (2)
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Animals, 1996, III, no. 282 a/b.
Cf. J. Rawson and E. Bunker, Ancient Chinese and Ordos Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1990, p. 340, no. 220 for similar pair.
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