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Wine cup with ring handle, birds, animals, and grape vines
late 7th century

Unidentified, Chinese
Early Tang dynasty

Cast and hammered silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
H: 6.4 W: 3.6 cm
Probably Xi’an, China


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