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Plaque of a Ram

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
MEDIUM Silver
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES 618-907
    DYNASTY Tang Dynasty
    PERIOD Tang Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 5 x 6 in. (12.7 x 15.2 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2015.93
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Jane and Leopold Swergold
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Animal form, cut from silver sheet, hammered and chased. The figure has been identified as a long-haired ram, possibly an ibex, with full body, long horns and slender hoofed legs, mouth open. The body is engraved with hair markings that accentuate the sense of powerful movement beneath the animal's long and heavy coat. 2003: Condition: Intact. Arrived mounted with jeweler's wire on a plexiglas mount (6 5/8 x 7 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.).
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