Animal-head garment plaque

Chinese Collection

Accession Nr.: 3626
Type: metalwork; accessory
Date of production:
6th–4th centuries BC
Easter Zhou dynasty
Place of production:
Materials: bronze
Dimensions: height: 2.6 cm
width: 1.3 cm
Stylized animal head with perforated eyes and ears, with a very basic indication of the nose lines. Due to the high degree of stylization, the plaque might equally depict fox, goat, or possibly other animal.