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A pair of bronze 'mythical beast' horses' harness frontlets, Western Zhou dynasty 西周 青銅獸面馬冠飾一對

A pair of bronze 'mythical beast' horses' harness frontlets, Western Zhou dynasty 西周 青銅獸面馬冠飾一對

A pair of bronze 'mythical beast' horses' harness frontlets, Western Zhou dynasty 西周 青銅獸面馬冠飾一對

A pair of bronze 'mythical beast' horses' harness frontlets, 

Western Zhou dynasty

西周 青銅獸面馬冠飾一對


l. 22.2 cm

Both are in good overall condition. Expected minor nicks to the edges and some occasional tiny losses. Some potential consolidated minor cracks to the details such as the joints between the eyebrow and the horn to one frontlet; Minor casting flaw including a casting hole to the lower frontlet. Typical surface encrustation. 

總體品相良好;邊沿及凸起處有輕微磕碰;獸面細節處或有裂痕加固,如右眉毛及右角飾銜接處;輕微燒造瑕疵,如當顱下一小孔;表面正常鏽蝕。


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Ben Janssens Oriental Art, London, 2019.


Ben Janssens Oriental Art,倫敦,2019年

馬冠飾,又稱當顱,繫於馬匹額頭最上方,兼備裝飾與防護之效。此式馬具,早見於殷商之時,其風秦漢續延,除青銅外,也有採用金銀等材質之例。