Ordos, Southern Inner Mongolia, circa 500 BC
Length : 10,8 cm
Provenance : Collection Gérard Lévy, Paris
Publication : "KunstKammer"
(M. Doustar, 2017), n°23
The Ordos culture refers to groups of nomandic peoples that inhabited the Southern Mongolia Plateau during the Bronze and early Iron Age from the 6th to 2nd centuries before Christ. They are mainly know from their skeletal remains and artifacts, blade weapons, finals for tent-poles, horse gear, and small plaques and fittings for clothes and horse harness, using animal style decoration with relationship both with the Scythian art of regions much further west, and also Chinese art.
A belt plaque similar to these one is published in the same book, page 165 n°89.
Price : 2.700 euros