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Bowl with Cover Decorated with Plant Motifs

ca. 800

This item exemplifies the splendour of the creations of Chinese craftsmen during one of the most magnificent periods of Asian art, where the influence of the metalworking of ancient Iran still made itself felt. This multifoil bowl of partially gilded silver has a splayed ring-shaped base and a flat lid that fits perfectly into the rim. The ribbing on both the exterior and interior frames five different finely engraved compositions of fruit and flowers characterised by fertile imagination and the utmost delicacy.

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Artwork Details

Title: Bowl with Cover Decorated with Plant Motifs
Geography: China
Date: ca. 800

Medium: gold and silver

Classification: silverwork and goldwork
Dimensions: 24.5 cm diameter
Inventory number: LAD 2011.027
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