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

Period:
Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date:
9th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silver with parcel gilding
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.46
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. , until 1921, sold to MMA]
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.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Red and Black: Chinese Lacquer, 13th–16th Century," September 7, 2011–June 10, 2012.

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