Tamara Talbot Rice

Ordos plaque of two men fighting, and their horses

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Illustration 32, p41 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
32 Bronze plaque from the Ordos region representing, as Griaznov suggests, an earlier scene from the same epic. The men, having abandoned their mounts, settle their disagreement by wrestling hand to hand, while the horses look on. c. third century BC
See next plaque.
32 Plaque: two men fighting, and their horses. Bronze openwork. Ordos region, c. third century BC. H. 2″ (6.5), L. 5″ (12.8). Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum, crown copyright
M.160-1951 Hook belt buckle, pierced bronze, depicting two wrestlers flanked by their horses, North China or south Inner Mongolia, 2nd Century BC; Met, China, HORSE FITTINGS

Siberian gold and bronze belt buckles & plaques, an extract from ANCIENT ARTS OF CENTRAL ASIA by Tamara Talbot Rice