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Six-Lobed Silver Plate with Gilt Phoenix
 

Tang Dynasty

Height: 1.8cm   Caliber: 16.4cm    Weight: 221g

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

A traditional Chinese mythical bird phoenix is engraved on this six-lobed silver plate bearing strong Sassanian and Sogdian features. Similar silver plates from the Hejiacun Hoard include the ones with the engraved patterns of paired foxes, turtle, bear, and feilian God of Wind.