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Octagonal Gold Cup with Figures

Tang Dynasty

Height: 5.6cm   Mouth Diameter: 7.2cm  

Bottom Diameter: 3.2cm   Weight: 225g

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

The octagonal gold cup of Sogdian style is decorated with a figure in bas-relief on each panel. The eight figures in different styles of clothes and appearances are from different nationalities along the Silk Road.