Lot 135

AN ORDOS BRONZE OPENWORK BUCKLE Ordos, Circa 6th – 4th Century B.C. In the form of two confronting stylised animals with a bird’s head hook, 3.9 x 2.5 cm Literature: For a similar example 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. 61, p.95. Another example is in the Sackler collection, see: Emma C. Bunker, Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes, New York 1997, no. 235A, p. 268 Provenance: Private collection UK.

Estimate: £100-£200