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A Group of FourTang Dynasty Terra-cotta Votive Tablets

A Group of FourTang Dynasty Terra-cotta Votive Tablets


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1700: Item # 1308932
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Tang Dynasty (618-906 A.D.) These red clay tablets were cast from the same mold. A common practice was to cast multiple images from the same mold, aka Tsa Tsa Mold and secure them in pagoda chambers, or in China, commonly in cave chambers. The best known cave shrine in China are the Longmen Caves located in Luoyang, Henan China References: -University of Mitchigan Museum of Art -Victoria and Albert Museum: Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites China -National Museum, Beijing: Buddhist Art Exhibit --Dimensions: 2 inches high X 1 ½ inches wide