Lot 132

AN ORDOS BRONZE GARMENT HOOK Han Dynasty, Circa 206 – 220 A.D. In the form of a crouching tiger, with the head raised and mouth opened wide in a roar, an animal-headed hook projects from its breast, 2.3 x 6.5 cm, Literature: A similar example is in the collection of Eugene Thaw, see: Emma C. Bunker with James C.Y. Watt and Zhixin Sun, Nomadic Art of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes. The Eugene V. Thaw and Other New York Collections, New York 2002, no. 118 p. 143. Provenance: Private collection UK.

Estimate: £300-£500