Asian Art

Pair of Deer-Shaped Garment Plaques

5th–3rd century B.C.E.

Gold

1 7/16 × 1 15/16 × 3/16 in. (3.7 × 5 × 0.4 cm)
1 7/16 × 2 × 3/16 in. (3.7 × 5.1 × 0.4 cm)
Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow
2010.205.12a-b
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
China, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, Siberia
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Provenance: 

With TK Asian Antiquities, Williamsburg, Va., by March 2003; sold to the Rubin-Ladd Foundation, Georgetown, Conn., and New York, March 23, 2003; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2010

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