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Tri-coloured Money Case

Tang Dynasty

Length: 15.5cm   Width: 12.1cm   Height: 13.3cm

Unearthed from the eastern suburbs of Xi'an City in 1955

The tricolor glazed pottery money case differs from those in Central China with its four long legs in Western style. It is exquisitely decorated with images of animal faces in relief on its four sides and patterns of Baoxiang composite flowers, an auspicious sign in Buddhism on its top.