camel and musicians: Tang-era earthenware

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The earthenware miniature shown above is on display through July 7, 2013, in the Sackler Gallery’s exhibit, One Man’s Search for Ancient China: The Paul Singer Collection. The miniature is labeled “camel with musicians, Tang dynasty, first half of the 8th century, earthenware with white slip, RLS1997.48.106.” It measures approximately 3.2 cm wide x 3.8 cm tall.

For the cultural and musical context of this miniature, read about the music business along the ancient Silk Road.

 

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