13 février 2018

Amphibian Lime Container, Vietnam, Đông Sơn culture, ca. 500 BCE to 0 CE

Lot 75D. Amphibian Lime Container, Vietnam, Đông Sơn culture, ca. 500 BCE to 0 CE; 6.5" L x 2.875" H (16.5 cm x 7.3 cm). Est: $1,500 - $2,000. © Artemis Gallery An incredible and rare cast-bronze amphibious vessel used to contain lime powder. The composition of the container emulates the form of a stylized quadruped frog with each relief-coil leg retracted beneath its bulbous body. Its projecting head is comprised of beady eyes, discoid ears, impressed nostrils, full, striated lips, a small spout in the middle of its... [Lire la suite]