Lot 7. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND IMPORTANT YELLOW JADE BELT HOOK, D...

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Lot 7 | AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND IMPORTANT YELLOW JADE BELT HOOK, D...
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND IMPORTANT YELLOW JADE BELT HOOK, DAIGOU

WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD- 2ND CENTURY BC

The large, shield-shaped belt hook is finely carved and pierced in the shape of a single-horned mythical beast, its body with cloud-shaped scrolls and a single-horned beast in high-relief to the centre. The reverse of the finial is incised with a long-tailed stylised bird and the circular stud with a swirling pattern. The jade is of translucent yellow colour with areas of russet.

3 5/8 in. x 2 ½ in. x 0 5/8 in. (9.2 x 6.4 x 1.6 cm.), zitan stand

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Preview30.10.2020 - 02.11.2020
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