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Chariot decoration in the form of a deer fawn
OM-1974-0711
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This chariot decoration in the form of a delicate deer fawn with long legs, big ears and short tail is a good example of the hunting and cattle-herding Steppe Tribes' sensitive execution of animal motifs.

History of the Object
This object formed part of the collection of King Gustavus VI during more than 40 years. Most probably it was bought in China by Orvar Karlbeck . The railway engineer Orvar Karlbeck worked in China in the early 20th century. During the 1930s he travelled extensively in China buying antiquities for several private collectors and European museum institutions.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Bronze 
Measurements
Height 6.7 cm Length 5.4 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China; reportedly found near Yulin fu, Shaanxi province. 
Geography
China 
Time period
BCE 5th century ~ BCE 4th century 
Creation date
BCE -5th Century - 4th Century; Zhou dynasty 
Function
Probably a chariot decoration. 
Acquisition
Given to King Gustavus VI 1932 on his 50th birthday by engineer Orvar Karlbeck. It forms part of the King's bequest to the MFEA in 1973 as "a gift to the Swedish nation". 
Copyright
The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities. 
Acknowledgements
Eva Myrdal, Göte Nilsson Schönborg, curators. Karl Zetterström, Erik Cornelius photo. 
Owner
The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (MFEA). 
Museum
Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 
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