Belt Plaque with Man Subduing Ox Maker: Unknown


Gilt bronze


1 5/8 × 2 3/16 × 3/16 in. (4.2 × 5.5 × 0.5 cm)

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Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow

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Warring States period (475–221 B.C.E.), Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.–9 C.E.)


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With Throckmorton Fine Arts, New York, by 2003; sold to the Rubin-Ladd Foundation, Georgetown, Conn., and New York, April 2003 (R-L inv. no. C0203 12) [see note 1]; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2010

Note 1: Information provided by the donor at the time of acquisition indicates “Belt Plaque with Man Subduing Ox” was purchased on April 1, 2003; an inventory of the collection notes the object was purchased 04/00/03 (The Rubin-Ladd Foundation Inventories, June 30, 2004, copy in accession file)

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belt plaques, clothing

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