06 août 2019

A very rare turquoise-inlaid bronze plaque, Erlitou culture, circa 1900-1600 BC

Lot 3201. A very rare turquoise-inlaid bronze plaque, Erlitou culture, circa 1900-1600 BC; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,500,000. Price realised HKD 8,440,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The slightly convex plaque is of waisted, oblong form, and inlaid with rectangular turquoise of varying sizes, with the exposed areas forming a monster mask. The plaque is cast with four small loop holes on each of the four corners, stand. Provenance: Eskenazi,... [Lire la suite]