Lot 4
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A BRONZE 'DRAGON AND TIGER' MIRROR HAN DYNASTY

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 USD
Sold
3,000 USD
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Description

  • Diameter 4 in., 10.1 cm
the central boss encircled by two dragons and a tiger, the innermost convex band bearing an archaic inscription in light relief, the outer of short radial lines, the rim with a ring of dog-tooth and raised lines, the silvery-gray patina with patches of light brown encrustation, Japanese wood box (4)

Provenance

Kitayama Fine Arts, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s.

Exhibited

Tokubetsu tenji rikucho jidai no kondoubutsu (Special Exhibition of Gilt-Bronze Buddhist Statues of the Six Dynasties Period), Kuboso Memorial Museum of Art, Izumi, 1991, cat. no. 48.
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