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唐 鑲嵌玉飾(五件)
Set of Five Plaques

Period:
Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date:
early 8th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Jade (nephrite) with bronze and turquoise
Dimensions:
(a, b arc-shaped pendants): W. 5/8 in. (1.6 cm); Diam. 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm) (c,d cloud-shaped pendants): W. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); Diam. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm) (e large cloud-shaped pendant): 2 in. (5.1 cm); Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Jade
Credit Line:
Charlotte C. and John C. Weber Collection, Gift of Charlotte C. and John C. Weber, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.605.111a–e
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
This reconstruction of a composite jade pendant represents a type originally suspended from a woman’s belt, as confirmed by depictions in Tang murals and stone engravings.
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