121. A Pair of Sino-Siberian Chariot Fittings

Ordos, 5th century BC
Size: 14.5 cm high

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This unique pair of chariot fittings each have three boars copulating in a stack, most unseemly, but probably simply a regular ‘boargy’ that was familiar to those closer to Nature in times past. In 1933 Alfred Salmony published a catalogue of Sino-Siberian Art in the collection of C.T. Loo, showing a similar single chariot fitting, with only two boars copulating, so a less lively stack. This is now in the Sackler Collection.