Lot 2031. A rare bronze 'double horse' yoke ornament, northwest China, Inner Mongolia, 5th-4th century BC; 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
The ornament is in the shape of a pair of hollow-cast horses standing on two horizontal bars and joined by a bar that spans the back of their necks. They have circular, cut-out eyes, a circular opening in the front of the muzzle, upright ears and long tails with notched edges. The bodies and heads are subtlely detailed.
Provenance: Christie's New York, 2 December 1993, lot 175.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014