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Lidded box in the form of a melon with grapevines and knob in the shape of a rodent
late 7th-early 8th century

Unidentified, Chinese
Early or mid-Tang dynasty

Cast and hammered silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and leaf gilding
H: 6.4 W: 5.0 cm
Probably Xi’an, China

F1930.39a-b



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