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Chinese bronze mask as a buckle

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An image of Unknown maker, China. T'ao t'ieh mask as a buckle, with a cross-piece at the back for attachment. The mask has horns and ears, with whiskers at the side of the mouth. It has a rough, grey-green patina. Bronze, width 5.4 cm, 700- 600 B.C. Chou dynasty (1122-249 BC).

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Unknown maker, China. T'ao t'ieh mask as a buckle, with a cross-piece at the back for attachment. The mask has horns and ears, with whiskers at the side of the mouth. It has a rough, grey-green patina. Bronze, width 5.4 cm, 700- 600 B.C. Chou dynasty (1122-249 BC).

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  • Accession Number: O.219-1946
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Mark Box
  • Image height: 961 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 111.78kB
  • Exposure time: 1/15
  • ISO Speed: 50
  • Captured: 2012:02:06 13:33:35

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AD BC belt bronze buckle Chinese Chou Dynasty Fitz_AA green heads horned horns mask patina patinated patination relief t'ao t'ieh taotie mask whiskers Zhou Dynasty

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