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A VERY RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE 'FIGURAL' PLAQUE
2ND CENTURY BC
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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216
A VERY RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE 'FIGURAL' PLAQUE
2ND CENTURY BC
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Junkunc: Arts of Ancient China II

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A VERY RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE 'FIGURAL' PLAQUE
2ND CENTURY BC
of rectangular form, well cast in openwork with two long-haired men locked in combat, each with bare chests and wearing loose trousers, flanked by two harnessed horses in profile and large trees all below a bird hovering above
Length 5 5/8  in., 14.2 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).

Catalogue Note

Only a small group of plaques of this design appear to be published, including one from the Xiwenguo Zhai Collection, exhibited in Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1995, cat. no. 1, where it is noted that there are two matching plaques depicting the same scene excavated from a Western Han tomb at Kexingzhuang near Xi'an, Shaanxi province; one in the Victoria and Albert Museum, acc. no. M. 160-1951; and another, formerly in the C.T. Loo Collection, illustrated in Alfred Salmony, Sino-Siberian Art The Collection of C.T. Loo, Paris, 1933, pl. XXI, fig. 2, shown together with an other plaque of the same design, but not in openwork

Junkunc: Arts of Ancient China II

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New York