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唐 鎏金山水人物紋銀杯
Cup with Figures in a Landscape

Tang dynasty (618–907)
9th century
Silver with parcel gilding
H.2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); D. 3 in. (7.6 cm); Diam. of foot 3 in. (7.6 cm); H. of foot 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
The chalice-like shape of this vessel derives from Western prototypes while the lush decoration on its interior surface is typically Chinese: figures in a landscape, elegant floral scrolls, and birds flying against a geometric background.
[ Yamanaka & Co. , 1921; sold to MMA]
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