Lot 134

TWO ORDOS BRONZE GARMENT PLAQUES Ordos, Circa 5th – 4th Century B.C. Of S-shape with addorsed felines, holding hold doe heads in their mouths, with wild boars depicted in profile at the juncture between the bodies of the felines, with ertical loops on the reverse, both 4.5cm long, (2) Literature: Two garment plaques of closely related form are in the Sackler collection, see: Emma C. Bunker, Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes, New York 1997, no. 175, p. 227. A further 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. 149, p. 166.  Provenance: Private collection UK.

Estimate: £200-£300