Treasures Of The Steppes And Silk Road

6202. SCYTHIAN BRONZE APPLIQUE. Steppes area, c. 1st millennium BC. The applique in the form of an ibex with arched back. 1.5 x 1.75 inches. A nice example of the Central Asian animal art style.


10112. AN ORDOS BELT HOOK. Mongolia, c. 6th - 2nd century BC. The bronze buckle in the form of a crouching feline with head reverted and tail curled over its body, a long hook for fastening the belt at one end, a brass button-like knob on the reverse for attachment to the leather of the belt. 4 inches. A nice example with some encrustation attesting to its authenticity, and a nice jade-like green patina.

Provenance: The estate of a New York City collector.


8937. CHARMING SCYTHIAN BRONZE EQUESTRIAN ORNAMENT, Steppes area, c. 5th-4th century BC. Nicely modeled with bird's head with beak, nasal opening and projecting topknot. Similar detail both sides. 1 x 1.6 inches. This was an equestrian ornament projecting from the horse's forehead. Cf. Materials in The Archaeology of Tauria for the type. Rare. Nice example.