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Gilt Silver Eight-Lobed Cup with Women in Landscape and Men Hunting
 

Tang Dynasty

Height: 5.4cm   Mouth Diameter: 9.2cm  

Bottom Diameter: 4.2cm   Weight: 209g

Unearthed from the southern suburbs of Xi'an City in 1970

This gilt silver wine cup bears on its exterior eight scenes with four showing the Tang women walking in the garden or playing instruments and the other four depicting men in hunting arranged alternately. It features a strong combination of various cultural elements: the Sogdian design, the Indian decorative Capricorn pattern, the Turkic hunters and the Tang women figures.