New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
FIVE CENTRAL ASIAN BRONZE ORNAMENTS
circa 4th-3rd century b.c.
Including an ibex in profile to the right with the legs folded beneath, the back legs overlapping the fore-legs; a stag with long flowing horns in profile to the left, the legs in a similar position; a smaller stag in profile to the left; a rectangular openwork buckle with confronting winged horned bulls, a palmette between them; and a small stud with a scrolling pattern
2.3/8 in. (5.7 cm.) wide for the first (5)
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