Huge and lifelike bronze dragons from more than 2,000 years ago

Updated: Feb 27, 2024 www.chinaservicesinfo.com Print
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Two intertwining bronze dragons, from the collection of the Shaanxi History Museum [Photo/Official WeChat account of the Shaanxi History Museum]

The two incredible bronze dragons intertwine with each other in one remarkable piece. Their hollow bodies are adorned with scale motifs, and slightly square heads with bulging eyes, turned-up noses and open mouths.

The colossal and awe-inspiring dragons are crafted through casting and welding, and were used either as a ceremonial object in rituals or a stand for a musical instrument. They reflect the pursuit of magnificence in Qin culture more than 2,000 years ago. Collection: Shaanxi History Museum.

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