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Khmer Bronze Palanquin Fitting / Hook

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Khmer Bronze Palanquin Fitting / Hook

Cambodia, Ca. 12th-14th Century CE. Bronze fitting has curved handle in shape of an exposed bud, middle features a dragon head, front has a raised spike. Cracking around pole/rope hole, interior of ring encrustation with iron oxides indicating it was supported with an iron rod. Hooks like this were used to hold the ropes while riding elephants. 6-3/4"L, intact/generally excellent with surface wear, as shown. Fine and extremely rare!

Provenance: Ex-D.Smith Collection, Alpine, CA.

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