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Lobed bowl with lotus petals, birds, animals, and floral scrolls
late 7th-early 8th century

Unidentified, Chinese
Early or mid-Tang dynasty

Hammered silver with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
H: 5.5 W: 7.7 cm
Probably Xi’an, China

F1931.8



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