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Gold Bowl with Mandarin Ducks and Lotus Petals Design
 

           

The Tang Dynasty

Height:5.5cm Diameter of Mouth :13.7cm Diameter of Base:6.7cm

Unearthed in 1970 at Hejiacun,Xi'an

  This bowl was hammered into shape.On the outside it is engraved with two layers of

lotus petal designs,and each layer has ten petals.The upper layer was engraved with

various animal desgins:fox,rabbit,river deer,deer,parrot,Mandarin duck,flower and

atraw.The lower layer was decorated with honeysuckle.There is a rose carved on its inner

base,and on its inner belly,there were three characters'Jiu Liang Ban'written in ink.