Late Shang to Early Western Zhou Periods, circa 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 a prominent NY family.
In China, the bull is widely used beast of burden and plays a central role in the traditional narratives.
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