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LOT 0466

GBP (£) 60,000 - 80,000
EUR (€) 66,080 - 88,110
USD ($) 77,830 - 103,770

£54,000 (EUR 59,471; USD 70,045) (+bp*)

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Medieval Steppe Warrior Gold Sword-Belt Fitting Set

13th century AD

A mixed group of Mongol gold sword-belt fittings comprising: two large gold openwork bosses with high-relief scenes of deer, fawns and a hare against a dense foliage background, sidewall with flowers and leaves, two lateral chevrons and an attachment bar, mounting straps to the reverse; one similar without the attachment bar; a buckle with hinged and slotted plate, loop with flowers and a fawn, narrow tongue; two similar belt-frames; two reeded loop belt-keepers; eleven triangular studs with recumbent fawn detailing, attachment rivets and roves to the underside, most attached to fragment of leather belt about 20mm wide. 229 grams total, 7-50mm (1/4 - 2"). Very fine condition. [24]

Property of a London collector; from her family's private collection; formerly with a London gallery; acquired in the 1990s; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10207-164061.
See discussion in Bonora, G.L. & Marzatico, F., Ori dei Cavalieri delle Steppe, Milan, 2007.