Heavy Gold Cup - Tang Treasure
Originally uploaded by Leone Fabre.
REMINDER .. the exhibition will finish next week!
Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds.
This unusually large and heavy cup is the most important Tang gold object ever found outside China. The cost of its materials would have equalled ten years' salary for a low-ranking Chinese official.
Shipwrecked relates the story of an astonishing cargo of some 60,000 objects carried from China by a ninth-century Arab dhow, presenting a dynamic tale of trade between China and West Asia along the maritime silk route.