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Lot 1312: Chinese Ordos Donkey Cart Buckle Plate

Antiquities: Day 3

by TimeLine Auctions

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 6th-2nd century BC. A bronze openwork buckle plate depicting a man in a brimmed cap, long tunic and trousers, one hand held up, the other holding a short staff, in front of a two wheeled cart with pitched roof, opposed heads in windows, and pulled by three donkeys; tree behind. Cf. Lin, J. The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China, Cambridge, 2012, p. 29, figure 9b. 69 grams, (3 1/2"). Property of a London collector; by inheritance from his grandfather; acquired during travels in the Far East in the 1920s. [No Reserve]

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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