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LOT 0345

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GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,300 - 4,410
USD ($) 3,890 - 5,190

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£2,700 (EUR 2,974; USD 3,502) (+bp*)

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Chinese Gilt Stag and Wolf Belt Plaque Pair

5th-7th century BC

A matched pair of gilt belt plaques formed as stags being attacked by wolves, two suspension lugs to the reverse of each; a stag, facing right, its front and hind legs tucked beneath it, long horns stretching along its back, a stylised wolf biting it at the neck; the second ornament with the same design only facing left. 132 grams total, 99mm each (4"). Fine condition. [2]

Provenance
Property of a private New York collection; since the 1990s; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10179-167715.
Published
Pang, T., Treasures of the Eurasian Steppes: Animal Art from 800 BC to AD 200, New York, 1998, p.60, no.59.
Literature
See Aruz, J., edn., The Golden Deer of Eurasia, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, for comparable examples.