Ordos Bronze Plaque Of A Stag


A fine Ordos civilisation cast bronze belt plaque, modelled in the shape of a stag.  The majestic animal is depicted in a recumbent pose, with it’s elegant legs bent underneath. The stag’s head is crowned with multiple branched antlers, undulating in a decorative pattern. The reverse of the plaque is hollowed with two large protruding lugs, designed for attachment onto a piece of fabric or leather.

Date: Circa 6th - 2nd century BC
Condition: Very fine condition, covered with attractive turquoise-green patina

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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 23.0 g
Dimensions W 4.3 x H 5 cm



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