Lot 137

FOUR ORDOS BRONZE OPENWORK PLAQUES Ordos, Circa 5th – 4th Century B.C. Four Ordos bronze rectangular openwork belt plaques each with four backwards facing kneeling does, their eyes and ears pierced, 5 x 2.9cm, (4) Literature: For a similar example, the animals described as kulan, 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, p. 161, no. 139. Three other examples dated to the 4th-2nd century BC are now in Geneva, Jean Paul Barbier, ‘Art des Steppes. Ornements et pièces de mobilier funéraire scytho-sibérien dans les collection du Musée Barbier-Mueller’, pp.46-47, nos. 31-33, Provenance: Private collection UK.

Estimate: £500-£700