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Auction Closes At: 14:49:00 03/05/2024
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 350. Western Han Gilt Bronze Belt Buckle
Estimate: $1,200-$1,800
Current High Bid: $700.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $700.00

Category: Asian Art
Sub Category: China - Early Periods
Culture or Country: China.
Period: Han Dynasty, ca. 206 B.C. - 220 A.D.
Size: 4-1/8”L. x 2”W.

Description: Rectangular bronze belt buckle, depicted with two recumbent horses, this plaque exemplifies the cross-cultural exchanged during the Qin / Western Han dynasty. During this period, a decorative 'animal style' became the most popular form of jewelry and ornamentation, as seen on this plaque. This style arose from the primary significance of hunting and herding in the history of Northern Asia. Compare a closely related example, excavated from the tomb of Liu Zhi, Marqui of Wanqu of the Western Han dynasty, Xuzhou province, and now preserved in the Xuzhou Museum, Xuxhou, illustrated in Qiang Meng, ‘Excavation of the Tomb of Liu Zhi, Marquis of Wanqu of Western Han near Xuzhou’, Wenwu/Cultural Relics, no.2, Beijing, 1996, pl.2.; and a pair of plaques with confronting Bactrian camels, in the Miho Museum, Koka, published in Catalogue of the Miho Museum, Kyoto, 1997, pl.112. Gilt surface with scattered areas of blue-green surface patina. Intact, exc. cond.
Provenance: Poon Collection, Hong Kong, early 1990’s. Private Collection, Connecticut, 1993.
Shipping Fee:
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International: $100.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Western Han Gilt Bronze Belt Buckle

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. ASB $700.00 1 3/5/2024 2:37:54 PM
2. snwlprd $675.00 1 3/5/2024 2:35:13 PM

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