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西漢 四神紋瓦當(白虎/朱雀)
Roof Tile End

Period:
Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 9)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
Diam. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.56.30
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
These two roof tiles (with 18.56.31) are decorated with animals that symbolize two of the four cardinal directions: the White Tiger of the West and the Red Bird of the South.
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