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Two-sided chariot fitting

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Artist

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Title

Two-sided chariot fitting

Date

Late Shang or Early Western Zhou dynasty (about 1500- 1050 BC or about 1050-771 BC)

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

H: 11.5 cm.

Reference

CVCSC 0388.A

Adoption Status

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Collection

Chinese

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This ornament would have been attached to the end of the draught pole which connected the body of a chariot to the crossbar, to which a team of horses were harnessed. It is decorated on two sides with taotie (animal) masks, one to face the driver and one the direction of travel.

Two-sided chariot fitting Late Shang or Early Western Zhou dynasty (about 1500- 1050 BC or about 1050-771 BC) © Compton Verney

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