Art: Age of T'ang

To summon up the past glories of one of mankind's most golden ages, the most important exhibit of T'ang Dynasty art treasures ever to be seen outside of China opened this week at the Los Angeles County Museum. To assemble the 385 irreplaceable art objects, ranging all the way from Buddhist sculpture to fragments of 1,200-year-old silk, the Los Angeles museum tapped the resources of more than 88 museums, dealers and collectors here and abroad, including the famed oriental collection of Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology (see color pages). The total effect was as bedazzling as the golden phoenix with...

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