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Chinese Dian Culture Large Gold Cuff, circa 2nd Century BC, Southern China
A large and impressive solid gold cuff from the Dian Kingdom circa 2nd century BC. This striking cuff is crafted from hand hammered high karat gold (20-22-karat). Though over two thousand years old, the large scale, simple lines and clean design look surprisingly contemporary. Existing alongside the Chinese Warring States and early Han Dynasty, the Dian Kingdom, located in present day Yunnan Province, was a major trading hub between China and Southeast Asia. Renowned for their metal working abilities, Dian Culture artifacts display a fascinating combination of Han Chinese, Dong Son, and Scythian influences. Exhibited at the Heritage Museum of Asian Art, Chicago, IL, 2017-2019.
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- Date of Manufacture2nd Century BC
- Materials and TechniquesHammeredGold
- Condition DetailsVery good condition for age; still wearable, with some dents and cracks. Please see photos.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 3.63 in. x W 5.5 in. x D 3.75 in.H 9.23 cm x W 13.97 cm x D 9.53 cm
- Seller LocationAustin, TX
- Reference NumberLU89471320948
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