Chinese Flagstaff Finial, Han Dynasty.

Sub-collection: China

Chinese Flagstaff Finial, Han Dynasty,206 BC - 220 AD.
This cast bronze flagstaff finial dates from the Han Dynasty (206 BC220 AD). A part of the Han military expansion was the tactical use of flags. On top of the flag pole often was placed an ornament of some significance called a finial, this finial is likely from a Han military color.

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