This amazing piece is a decorated from horse bridle or strap link. It was part of a lot of antiquities from the Arthur M Sackler collection auctioned through Christies in New York. The original auction tags will accompany the piece. The Sackler catalog number is painted on the reverse of the piece. It is fully decorated with stylized animal motifs characteristic of the Western Zhou period of ancient China (ca 700 BCE). This is a well provenanced antiquity that is sure to be an investment. Authentic Asian antiquities are becoming very scarce. This piece weighs roughly 115 grams and is 13 cm long. Please email if you have any questions.