Lot 131

AN ORDOS BRONZE BELT BUCKLE Circa 2nd – 1st Century B.C. In the form of a feline grasping a doe by the neck, the doe has large ears, turned to face forward, the scene is set in a rectangular frame outlined with oval depression representing leaves, a hook projects from the left side, 5.6 x 11 cm, Literature: For a similar example dated 4th – 2nd century BC see, Jean Paul Barbier, ‘Art des Steppes. Ornements et pièces de mobilier funéraire scytho-sibérien dans les collections du Musée Barbier Mueller’, Geneva 1996, p. no. 47, p. 52. Provenance: Private collection UK, acquired 1986.

Estimate: £600-£800