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Tang Dynasty
Square Brick with Lotus Pattern
莲花纹方砖   建筑材料

The Tang Dynasty was a period of enormous wealth and general prosperity. Decorations were used to embellish the most common objects such as the building tile shown above. The lotus pattern was an important symbol of longevity in Chinese tradition and a symbol of Buddha in Buddhism. This tile dates to the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD).

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