|Han Dynasty (c. 206 BCE - 220 CE), China|
Geometric and curvilinear turquoise inlay disguise the highly stylized forms of dragons and phoenix on this small Han Dynasty bronze fang hu. In addition to the writhing figures which cover much of the vessel, the lid is adorned with four stylized zoomorphic finials, while two taotieh mask-and-ring handles stare protectively from the vessel sides. Two Chinese characters have been incised on the lower wall. The right hand character has yet to be translated by us but the left, wang, means "King."
|Analytic tests preformed:- XRF analysis (Expert Analysis, Williamsburg, Virginia)- Radiographic examination (Expert Analysis, Williamsburg, Virginia)- Metallographic and Metallurgical Analysis (Dr. Peter Northover of Oxford University)|
|Provenance: Published in the 2012 Issue(1) of Mandarin Oriental Magazine|
|Price:||Item has been sold.|
|Offered By:||Items for sale from dealers we worked with previously|
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