Harness fitting with zoomorphic motif

Harness fitting portraying animal head (possibly ram?) flanked by zoomorphic horns and hooves; gilt bronze.

Historical period(s)
Han Dynasty, 3rd century BCE
Medium
Gilded bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 4 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 in)
Geography
Northern China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.4055
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork
Type

Harness fitting

Keywords
casting, China, gilding, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), Paul Singer collection
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Harness fitting portraying animal head (possibly ram?) flanked by zoomorphic horns and hooves; gilt bronze.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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