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An Ordos bronze 'animal' belt buckle, South-central Inner Mongolia, 6th century BC | 公元前六世紀 內蒙古中南部鄂爾多斯青銅獸紋帶扣

An Ordos bronze 'animal' belt buckle, South-central Inner Mongolia, 6th century BC | 公元前六世紀 內蒙古中南部鄂爾多斯青銅獸紋帶扣

An Ordos bronze 'animal' belt buckle, South-central Inner Mongolia, 6th century BC | 公元前六世紀 內蒙古中南部鄂爾多斯青銅獸紋帶扣

An Ordos bronze 'animal' belt buckle,

South-central Inner Mongolia, 6th century BC

公元前六世紀 內蒙古中南部鄂爾多斯青銅獸紋帶扣


of rectangular form, deftly modelled with a pair of confronting double-headed felines flanking a rabbit head, the bottom edge centred with a hook in the form of a bird, the underside plain


3.9 by 6.9 cm

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Galaxie Art & Gift Co., Hong Kong, 18th April 1988.


嘉藝工藝品有限公司,香港,1988年4月18日

Jessica Rawson and Emma C. Bunker, Ancient Chinese and Ordos Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1990, cat. no. 202.


羅森及愛瑪.賓格,《青銅聚英:中國古代與鄂爾多斯青銅器》,香港,1990年,編號202

Ancient Chinese and Ordos Bronzes, Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1990.


《青銅聚英:中國古代與鄂爾多斯青銅器》,香港東方陶瓷學會,香港藝術館,香港,1990年

See two almost identical pieces, one formerly in the collection of Colonel William Mayer and Arthur M. Sackler (accession no. 177.1), illustrated in Emma C. Bunker, Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 1997, pl. 177; and another collected in the Hohhot region and dated to the Han dynasty, however, it was believed that an earlier date would seem more accurate (Bunker, p. 228).