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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 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.56.31
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
These two roof tiles (with 18.56.30) 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.
New York. China Institute in America. "Chinese Traditional Architecture," April 6, 1984–June 10, 1984.

Binghamton. University Art Gallery. "Chinese Traditional Architecture (Binghamton)," January 24, 1986–February 24, 1986.

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

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