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Acquired in 1935 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Rose Kerr, Chinese Art and Design. The T.T.Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, London: Victoria and Albert Publications, 1991, p. 172, fig. 78 Whitfield, Susan. The Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War and Faith. London: The British Library, 2004, p. 239, pl. 170.
collection_code
EAS
credit
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
date_end
0750-12-31
date_start
0650-01-01
date_text
650-750 (made)
descriptive_line
Silver cup with handle, China, Tang dynasty (618-960)
dimensions
Height: 5.1 cm, Diameter: 6.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
The Silk Road Trade, Travel, War and Faith (British Library, London 01/04/2004-30/04/2004)
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
62557
label
Cup with floral design Tang dynasty 650-750 Chased silver Museum no. M.32-1935 From the Eumorfopoulos collection, purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee [Art Fund logo] [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:23:25.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:23:25.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 4
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
Silver
materials_techniques
Chased and punched silver
museum_number
M.32-1935
museum_number_token
m321935
object_number
O93541
object_type
Cup
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Silver cup of inverted bell shape with small hollow foot and loop handle with thumb piece, decorated with a chased design of floral scrolls on a ground of finely punched dots.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AF4450
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Silver objects were not as highly coveted in China as in other ancient civilisations such as the Roman or the Parthian, but they became important luxury items for emperors and high-ranking officials during the Tang dynasty (AD 618-960). By the beginning of the 7th century large quantities of silver pieces with exotic shapes and styles were imported along the Silk Road from Iran and Central Asia to China. Chinese craftsmen often reproduced foreign shapes and acquired new manufacturing techniques from Central Asian silversmiths who had settled in Chinese urban centres beginning in the mid 7th century. This small, handled cup was used to drink alcohol; its shape and the chased decoration of floral scrolls both suggest the influence of similar Sasanian silver examples.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
cup-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
chasing, punching
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
750
year_start
650