WFE 06 An archaic bronze plaque


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Jin dynasty (265-420)

The flat circular form is cast and pierced at both sides as a mythical bird with head turned backwards while it holds a spray of lingzhi in its beak. The beast has two horns and protruding eyes. The details of wings and feathers are well executed and there are areas of green patination.
8,8 cm diameter

Provenance: A Belgian private collection
                     Sotheby's Amsterdam, 14 May 1997, Lot 477

Works of Art > Early Bronzes