A rare pair of gilt-bronze mask and ring handles, Northern Wei dynasty | 北魏 銅鎏金透空鋪首活環一對
What is guaranteed?
A rare pair of gilt-bronze mask and ring handles
Northern Wei dynasty
Height overall 7⅝ in., 19.4 cm
The masks and rings are in overall good condition with some expected age-appropriate wear and minor casting imperfections.
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Collection of Walter Hochstadter (1914-2007).
Sotheby's New York, 20th March 2002, lot 24.