<em>Tomb Tile with Phoenix Design</em>, 20th century. Molded clay with pigment, 7 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (19.7 x 36.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim, 67.229.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 67.229.3_PS9.jpg)

Tomb Tile with Phoenix Design

Medium: Molded clay with pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:20th century

Dimensions: 7 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (19.7 x 36.8 cm)



Accession Number: 67.229.3

Image: 67.229.3_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Depicting a standing phoenix bird with feet outstretched and tail raised. A smaller one can be seen to the left. The phoenix faces the left of the tile. Other flying fowl are seen on the right of the phoenix. There is a border of floral design around the entire tile. The major phoenix is painted in red and green and kind of brownish orange body tone. The other birds also have remains of red and green paint as well as a white ground under the paint. Object appears to be of the late Northern Wei or Early Tang dynasty, circa late 6th - early 7th century, but TL testing of clay body indicates that it was fired in the 20th century. Condition: Excellent; incrustations of dirt throughout.

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