The jar has a convex lid with a pearl-like top, two mouths, straight neck, round shoulder, deep belly which is convex to the bottom and a round base. The shape is smooth and defined. The entire body of the jar is engraved with curdled vines, flying birds, walking animals, riders on horses and roe patterns. The patterns are complex and beautiful, making it a masterpiece of the Tang Dynasty.

Caliber: 6.5cm, height: 10.5cm

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Capital: Beijing
Region: Asia and the Pacific

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  • Route: Land
    Source:

    Tang West Market Museum

    Object Type:
    Decoration/Luxuries