Chinese Dian Culture Large Gold Cuff, circa 2nd Century BC, Southern China For Sale
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Chinese Dian Culture Large Gold Cuff, circa 2nd Century BC, Southern China

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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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  • Materials and Techniques
    HammeredGold
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Very good condition for age; still wearable, with some dents and cracks. Please see photos.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 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 Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU89471320948
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