An ancient Chinese Western Han Dynasty silver inlaid bronze dragon headed garment hook.
The bronze covered with mineral growth from burial.
The design is inlaid in gold and silver. It consists of 24K gold circles and silver spirals and chevron designs within a fine silver border.
Smaller example likely for a woman.
It measures approximately 6 5/8" long by 1/2" wide.
An antiquity report accompanies this item
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ANCIENT 2300 YEARS Western Han Dynasty Archaic Chinese Bronze Garment Hook Robe Hook Buckle Dai Gou Antique Bronze Silver Inlay 24K Gold
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