Lot 861. A gilt-bronze taotie mask fitting with loose ring handle, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017.
The well-cast mask is finely detailed with striated hair markings and a ring-punched ground and suspends a loose ring from the down-turned nose which continues into a rectangular tab on the back below another tab pierced for attachment. 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high overall, stand
Provenance: Christie’s New York, 1 December 1988, lot 150.
The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida.
Christie's. The Harris Collection: Important Early Chinese Art, 16 March 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center