Ornament for a shield, Anonymous, -1100 - -800

Ornament for a shield, Anonymous, -1100 - -800

bronze, h 16.5cm × w 17.5cm × d 5.5cm. More details

Bronze human masks were affixed to shields as ornaments. Some are realistic in appearance, while others are more stylized, with grinning mouths and bulging eyes. The latter form came from south China and was adopted in the north as an exotic element.

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