13 November 2001
A GOLD-INLAID BRONZE CROSS-BOW FITTING
Eastern Zhou/Han dynasty (770 BC - 220 AD)
Each part with animal head terminals and finely inlaid in gold and silver with scrolling patterns, old restoration fault
3½ in. (8.8 cm.) high
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Acquired in July 1994.
It is rare to find this arrangement of cross-bow fittings intact where the hooked elements are still joined by a U-shaped socket bracket.
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