Two works of art from any ancient culture are used to evaluate art. This posting also compare and contrast the two works including materials used, style, meaning, symbolism, and any other aesthetic issues.
As you create your task, you might use these ideas to help:
First of all, you might choose the piece, "Seated Buddha" from the Tang dynasty (618-907), ca. 650.
Its location is http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/Seated_Buddha/ViewObject_enlarge.aspx?depNm=all&Title=Seated_Buddha&pID=0&kWd=19.186&OID=60009594&vW=1&Pg=1&St=0&StOd=1&vT=1&RID=1
As you discuss it in terms of its time period, you might add how Buddhist images in dry lacquer were strongly valued by the Chinese. It also denotes the time period because of its "emotional impact of the Buddha's expression are distinguishing features of early Tang style. The traces of brilliant red and blue, vividly combined to form a stylized floral pattern in the hem of the undergarment crossing the chest, and the remains of shimmering gilt on the surface are evidence of the sumptuous effect of this once colorful ...
This job explains how two works of art fit into the context of the time period.