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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.
Dayton Art Institute. "Chinese Gold and Silver from the Tang Dynasty (618–907) from American Collections," November 3, 1984–January 6, 1985.

New York. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. "Chinese Gold and Silver from the Tang Dynasty (618–907) from American Collections," February 5, 1985–April 21, 1985.

George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield Museums. "Chinese Gold and Silver from the Tang Dynasty (618–907) from American Collections," June 1, 1985–July 14, 1985.

Birmingham Museum of Art. "Chinese Gold and Silver from the Tang Dynasty (618–907) from American Collections," August 5, 1985–September 22, 1985.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.

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