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Tomb Tile with Phoenix Design, late 5th-early 6th century (molded clay with pigment)

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Tomb Tile with Phoenix Design, late 5th-early 6th century (molded clay with pigment)
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Chinese school, (5th-6th century) / Chinese
Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
molded clay with pigment
19.7x36.8 cms
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This tile, which was originally placed on the interior wall of a tomb chamber, depicts the "red bird of the south" (Chinese: zhuque), one of the mythical animals of the four directions. The bird's head, tail, and clawed feet extend to a border of honeysuckle vines. Molded polychrome tiles of this type were typical tomb decorations in the south of China from the later Northern Wei dynasty (A.D. 386-535) to the early Tang dynasty (A.D. 618–906).

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Brooklyn Museum Collection / Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim / Bridgeman Images
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decoration / bird / Chinese / phoenix / tomb / tile / tang / northern wei / dynasty / floral design
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