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Dragon


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Description Placed in a tomb, a dragon provided a means to get to heaven. But ceramic dragons were also modeled in times of drought: "When the dragon appears, then wind and rain arise to escort him."
Exhibitions
  • Netsuke: Miniature Sculpture of Japan. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
Provenance Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Brewster, Pikesville, Maryland; Walters Art Museum September 1977, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Brewster, 1977

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Period
4th-5th century (Six Dynasties)
Medium
painted earthenware
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
49.2425
Measurements
H: 10 1/8 x W: 2 7/8 in. (25.7 x 7.3 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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