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  • Gilt-bronze Dragon Head Terminal

    Early Chinese art from private collections

    19 October - 19 October, 2016

    This exhibition features a range of early jades, bone carvings, archaic bronzes and inlaid metalwork. The objects range in date from the Neolithic period to the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) and many have passed through the hands of renowned collectors such as Luo Zhenyu, Pan Zuyin, Alexandre J. Argyropoulos, Edward T. Chow and Adolphe Stoclet

    Gilt-bronze Dragon Head Terminal

    Western Han period, 206 BC - 9 AD

    Made of cast bronze and gilded, this magnificent dragon-head finial, probably a fitting for the end of a chariot shaft, embodies a strength and vitality commensurate with the animal’s position in Chinese culture and cosmology.

    Length: 24.5cm