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Ancient Korean Chinese Horse-Shaped Bronze Belt Buckle, c. 3rd C.

Ancient Korean Chinese Horse-Shaped Bronze Belt Buckle, c. 3rd C.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1418857

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A garment-hook or belt-fitting in the shape of a horse, made of bronze with green patination. According to the Brooklyn Museum, these belt hooks in the form of a horse come from Lelang, one of three commandaries, or colonies, that the Chinese established in northwest Korea during the Han dynasty and that lasted more than four hundred years (108 B.C.E.–313 C.E.). The horse’s shape is reminiscent of depictions in the nomadic Scytho-Siberian culture of Central Asia. Please refer to a similar piece in the Brooklyn Museum. Provenance: Swiss Private Collection. Condition: traces of usage. Dimension: c. 9.8 cm long, 6.3 cm wide.
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