Tang Earrings - Chinese, 6th - 9th Centuries from the collection of The Minneapolis Institute of
Asian Collection - Surprisingly contemporary in design, this jewelry dates back to the time of theT'ang emperors.The original earrings may have graced the ears of a Chinese noblewoman.TheT'ang Dynasty, undoubtedly ancient China's most magnificent period, was a time of enlightenment and prosperity which lasted from 618 to 907 A.D.The Chinese empire was extended to the Caspian Sea and literature, fine arts and learning were advanced and nourished. Buddhism,Taoism and Christianity flourished under imperial patronage.
Size: Approx. 0.8"H