plates Art of the Steppes/Ordos ca 4°-1° century BCE Oxidized copper alloy. L. 4,5 and 5 cm
These two rare and beautiful rectangular plates or loops would represent argali sheep kneeling.
An almost identical plate kept in the collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva, Inv. 240-38 is reproduced in the catalogue "Art des Steppes" Musée Barbier-Mueller 1996, n°60 pp 58 and 59.
- Collection of Mr. and Mrs. L. (Paris) built up in the years 1970-2000.
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