Auction 31


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Lot 2774

WESTERN LIAO (Qara Kitay): Daoist pendant tablet (charm) (58.23g), ca. 13th-15th century, Zeno-123615 (this piece), 30 x 64mm, copper/brass, Chinese and sacred symbols // one large enigmatic magic Daoist symbols that vaguely resembles 'phags-pa, plus what appear to be a mixture of Tibetan letters and secret religious symbols below, rectangular hole at the top for suspension, allegedly found somewhere near Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, bold VF, RRR.

For further discussion, see the comments to Zeno-27364. There are 7 different tablets posted on Zeno, including this piece. A somewhat similar piece was published by Zheng Yiwei (CCC-1:2654) and incorrectly assigned to the Tang dynasty.




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