15310. Chinese Bronze Bull Headed Linchpin
Late Shang/ Early Western Zhou, 1200 to 1000 BC
A cast bronze pin in the form of a protruding bulls head against a flat backing; below is a rectangular shape tang for insertion. Expressive face. This linchpin once secured a wheel to a chariots axle. Size: 4-1/4 inches (10.8cm) Height + custom base. Nice patina. Ex DC based international businessman. Ex Coll BT Washington DC, descended from prominent NY family.