Sep 21, 2012
Sep 21, 2012

Crossbow Support

Crossbow Support

300–200 BCE

Bronze inlaid with silver

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

Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1947.3


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
Chinese Art
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