Extremely Fine Ordos Civilisation Belt Buckle

$512.63

An extremely fine Ordos civilisation cast bronze belt plaque, modelled in the shape of an ibex, with its legs folded underneath its body. The animal’s facial and anatomical features are here emphasised by incised lines. A beautiful olive-green patination covers the surface.

Date: Circa 6th century BC 
Provenance: From an important Russian collection, 1980’s. 
Condition: Extremely fine condition with olive-green patina to the surface.

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The nomadic Ordos civilization and culture occupied the region of modern Mongolia and China, from the 6th century BC until the 2nd century BC. Although being in direct contact with the Chinese Han Dynasty, the Ordos culture was more influenced by the Scythian peoples of the Steppes. The Ordos civilization is primarily known for its craftsmanship in working metals and bronzes. Bronzes such as belt plaques, horse gears and weapons were decorated and modelled inspired by the natural and animal world. Scenes of animals in combat are linked with the ancient Near Eastern art traditions.

Weight 63.4 g
Dimensions L 7.4 x H 6 cm
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Reference: For a similar item, The British Museum, item 1947,0712.397.

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