[X] snake [X] vertebrate [X] Chinese Art
8 objects
S2012.9.2356

Plaque

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2012.9.2356
F1993.16a-d

Ritual basin (pan) with dragons, fish, tigers, and birds

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1993.16a-d
<p>The pan has a large coiled serpent with a scaled body in the interior. The head of the serpent is rendered in unusual bevelled relief, and its body is accented by a central raised ridge. The intervening areas are filled by concentric bands of spirals, volutes, and dotted circlets executed so densely and delicately that &#8230;</p>