Priceless Past ancient bronze pottery figures

Published Ordos Bronze Cauldron Sackler Collection

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1016807
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This is a curious little bronze globular vessel from the famed collection of Arthur M Sackler. It is dated to the late first millennium BCE. It originated in Northern China or Inner Mongolia. There are some slight losses around the edges but the overall state of this specimen is solid and stable. The Sackler collection catalog number is on the bottom. The curious design of this speicmen is quite unusual. This piece is published in "Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes from the Arthur M Sackler Collection" by Emma C Bunker on page 240. It is identified as coming from Northern China/Inner Mongolia with a date range of late first millennium BCE to early first millennium CE. It is also cited as being published in "Hun and Xiongnu Type Cauldron Finds Throughout Eurasia" by Miklos Erdy page 87. Please email if you have any questions.