Dragon, anoniem, 1600 - 1699

Dragon, anoniem, 1600 - 1699

h 30.0cm × w 32.0cm × d 69.0cm. More details

In China there are many different kinds of dragons. This example with a fish in its mouth is probably a chiwen, a type of dragon known for its love of water and swallowing things. It is often used as an architectural element on the side of a roof, where it symbolically serves to devour evil influences and ward off fire.

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