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Brooch in the shape of à coiled serpent

REF BF400281 EAN 3336728268086

 Brooch in the shape of à coiled serpent

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Brooch in the shape of à coiled serpent

The purpose of this applied ornament is still unknown. It may have been used to decorate a chariot, a shield or a piece of furniture. No discoveries to date can shed any light on its original use.

The Chinese considered the serpent to be a benevolent animal that symbolised wisdom and brought good luck.

Size
Diam. 5,8 cm
Packaging
Suedette
Epoch
Period of the War Lords (5th to 3rd centuries BC)
Origin
China
Material of the original
Original in bronze (Diam. 23 cm)
Museum
Paris - Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
Material
Brass
Art movement
Asiatic art
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