10 mars 2019

An exceptional hardstone and glass-inlaid gilt-bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 114. An exceptional hardstone and glass-inlaid gilt-bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Length 4 1/4  in., 10.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast in the form of a powerful mythical animal mask resembling a tiger, detailed with feline features, its almond-shaped eyes inlaid with glass, its forehead inset with a circular hardstone, a tapering hook rising from the top of its head terminating in a... [Lire la suite]