Period: Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date: late 7th–early 8th century
Medium: Silver with parcel gilding
Dimensions: L. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, Arthur M. Sackler Gift, 1974
Accession Number: 1974.268.11
Flowers and birds increasingly became the dominant motifs of Tang silver from the eighth century onward.