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1046

An archaic bronze figure of an ox, Western Han dynasty | 西漢 青銅牛

Estimate:

60,000 - 80,000 HKD

An archaic bronze figure of an ox, Western Han dynasty | 西漢 青銅牛

An archaic bronze figure of an ox, Western Han dynasty | 西漢 青銅牛

Estimate:

60,000 - 80,000 HKD

Lot sold:

201,600

HKD

An archaic bronze figure of an ox,

Western Han dynasty

西漢 青銅牛


36 cm

The x-ray clearly shows that there is a vertical crack above the back leg, and that the lower section of the tail, approx 8cm, has been replaced. Otherwise good condition, with just typical corrosion all over, with loss to detail, and minor bruises.


X光顯示後腿上有一豎裂痕。尾巴下部(約8公分)為後配。此外品相良好,僅典型腐蝕,細節微損及撞痕。


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Mandala Fine Arts, Hong Kong.

Mandala Fine Arts,香港
Freestanding bronze figures of oxen are known from Western Han tombs in Yunnan province; compare, for example, a bronze ox excavated at Shizhaishan, Jinning county, and illustrated in Zhongguo qingtongqi quanji [Complete collection of Chinese bronzes] vol. 14, Beijing, 1993, pl. 162, together with heads of oxen with similar crescent-shaped horns but supporting additional creatures, also from the Shihzhaishan site, pls 163 and 164. Another rare bronze ox was sold in our London rooms, 20th June 2001, lot 4, and another more recently in these rooms, 2nd July 2021, lot 5022.