Large dragon head

Medium
Stone
Dimensions
Weight (overall): 192.8 grams (6.81 oz)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Acquired under the guidance of the Carl Whiting Bishop expedition
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-S-42
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Dragon head

Keywords
bridge, China, dragon
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

This large dragon head might have served as decorative architectural element on a palace terrace or at a bridge where such creatures were introduced for protection as well as for decoration.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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