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Crossbow Support

Crossbow Support

300-200 BC

Bronze inlaid with silver

Overall: 21.8 cm (8 9/16 in.)

Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1947.3

Description

Here, the rectangular socket of the bow-support tapers elegantly to form the slender neck of an animal head. Silver inlay of wires and ribbons form an extraordinarily beautiful abstract design consisting of sweeping lines, coils, spirals, and serpentine interlaces.

See also
Department: 
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork

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