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A bronze weight in the form of a ram

Bronze weight ram

CM1276

Ming dynasty
Length: 2 1/4 in, 5.8 cm

in a recumbent posture with its head turned back over its shoulder. It is well cast with curling horns, an incised mane, beard and three-part tail, and there are small whorls on two of its haunches. The bronze bears a mellow patina.

Formerly in an English private collection.