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唐 胡人樂舞紋玉帶板(十件)
Set of Ten Belt Plaques

Period:
Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date:
7th–early 8th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Each square piece: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (5.7 x 5.7 cm); end piece: 4 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. (11.1 x 5.7 cm)
Classification:
Jade
Credit Line:
Charlotte C. and John C. Weber Collection, Gift of Charlotte C. and John C. Weber, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.165.22a–j
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
Jade from Khotan in the Tarim basin was plentiful during the Tang dynasty. It was fashioned into ornaments such as women’s comb tops and decorative plaques for belts worn by senior officials. The jade plaques in this set are carved in relief with images of a dancer and musicians from central Asia, most likely Kizil.
#8993: Set of Ten Belt Plaques, Part 1
#8993: Set of Ten Belt Plaques, Part 2
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Charlotte C. and John C. Weber , New York (1987–1992; on loan to MMA 1987–1992; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.

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