Set of decorative belt plaques


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



  1. 8993. Set of Ten Belt Plaques, Part 1
  2. 8993. Set of Ten Belt Plaques, Part 2
Set of decorative belt plaques, Jade (nephrite), China

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