The arts produced during the Tang dynasty (618–907) reflect the cosmopolitan nature of Tang culture, represented in the Museum’s collection of Asian art by refined metalwork, ceramics, textiles, and sculptures made of earthenware, wood, and marble. Among our Tang treasures is a small pottery tomb figurine of a resting dancer, made in the second half of the seventh century. Her close-fitting, short jacket and full skirt derive from Central Asian clothing styles. The Museum’s replica of this expressive Resting Tang Dancer is reproduced using laser technology.
Cast resin, hand patinated. 6''H x 4''W x 3 7/8''D.
- Cast resin, hand patinated
- 6''H x 4''W x 3 7/8''D
Art HistoryThe Tang dynasty (618–907) is regarded as a golden age of China. During this period, China was the cultural center of a vast trade network extending from the Byzantine world to Japan. Literature, fine arts, and learning flourished under imperial patronage; it was a time of patricians and intellectuals, poetry and music, song and dance.