Dish in the Shape of a Leaf

Period: Tang dynasty (618–907)

Date: late 7th–early 8th century

Culture: China

Medium: Silver with parcel gilding

Dimensions: L. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)

Classification: Metalwork

Credit Line: Purchase, Arthur M. Sackler Gift, 1974

Accession Number: 1974.268.11

Description

Flowers and birds increasingly became the dominant motifs of Tang silver from the eighth century onward.

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