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唐 鎏金鏨花銀碗
Bowl with Deer

Period:
Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date:
late 8th–9th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silver with parcel gilding
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm); Diam. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arthur M. Sackler Gift, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.267
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
The main motif of this bowl, a deer with a single crown-shaped antler, is inspired by the Sogdian art of Central Asia. It is formed in repoussé then gilded—a typical technique found in Sassanian silverwork, as is the chased decoration along the vessel lip.
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