Ritual Disc of Unknown Use

Gilt bronze, silver plate, turquoise, and glass | 0.3 x 5.5in | Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.E-9 C.E.)

Chinese Artist

This openwork disc epitomizes the Han love of combining a variety of precious materials-turquoise, gilt bronze, silver and glass-to form a single luxurious, multi-colored object. The design brilliantly combines the rotating dynamism of the dragons, t...
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