Pair of hand carved relief panels decorated with a floral design. The center of the tiles depict a carved lotus blossom in high relief that shows remnants of colored pigments. The tiles used to be part of a tomb wall and show the richness and luxury afforded to the deceased in ancient China. Mounted on contemporary lucite stands.
12″ wide 10″ tall 1.5″ deep, unglazed pottery, China (Song Dynasty), 979-1126 AD