Ordos Bronze Belt Animal Applique

Ordos Bronze Belt Animal Applique
Circa 6th century BC

A finely made cast bronze belt plaque depicting an antlered animal, possibly a ram or stag. The animal is shown running, its legs underneath its body in rapid movement. Anatomical features are here emphasised by incised lines. Patination covers the surface of the piece. The animal depicted would have been known to the nomadic Ordos tribes.

The Ordos civilization and culture occupied the region of modern Mongolia and China, from the 6th century BC until the 2nd century BC. The Ordos civilization is primarily known for its craftsmanship in working bronze. Such bronzes were decorated and modelled inspired by the natural and animal world.

Measurements: 4.6cm height, 4.8cm length

Provenance: From an important Russian collection, 1980’s.

Lot details
Belt Animal Applique
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 6th century BC
Good Condition, See Photo
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