ART OF CENTRAL ASIA

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.

$650.



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.

$1250.



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.

$350.