6th-2nd century BC, Bronze, 7x3,4cm and 6,8x3,4cm
Open worked belt buckle plaques in the form of a leopard licking its paw.
The Ordos (present day Inner Mongolia) culture of about 500 BCE to 100 CE is known for its "Ordos bronzes" (blade weapons, finials for tent-poles, horse gear and small plaques and fittings for clothes and horse harness) using animal style decoration with relationships with Scythian art.
Wear and nice patina.
Presented on an elegant black iron stand.
6 000 €