810
810
AN GOLD 'MASK' PLAQUE
EASTERN HAN DYNASTY
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
810
AN GOLD 'MASK' PLAQUE
EASTERN HAN DYNASTY
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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AN GOLD 'MASK' PLAQUE
EASTERN HAN DYNASTY
the gold sheet hammered with repoussé and cut-out details, the circular face with openwork eyes and mouth, a broad nose, pronounced cheeks and forehead, and oval ears, framed by openwork curls on all sides and a rosette surrounded by further curls at the chest, stand (2)
Height 2 3/4  in., 7 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Harry Geoffrey Beasley (1881-1939).
Collection of Alfred William Cowperthwaite (1890-1964), acquired circa 1939, and thence by descent.

Catalogue Note

Compare a gold mask of the same design published in Yang Boda, 'Ancient Chinese Cultures of Gold Jewellery and Ornamentation', Arts of Asia, vol. 38, no. 2, March-April 2008, p. 93, fig. 21; and a pair from the Inner Mongolia Museum, Huhehaote, published in Zhang Jingming Zhongguo beifang caoyuan gudai jinyinqi [Ancient Gold and Silver Works from China's Northern Steppe], Beijing, 2005, pl. 49.

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