Bowl with Dragon Design

DATE:
1723–1735
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Porcelain, overglaze enamel
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
2 5/8 × 5 × 5 in. (6.67 × 12.7 × 12.7 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of Asia
LOCATION:
304 SNAIL GALLERY
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, gift of Mrs. Jerome Crossman
OBJECT NUMBER:
1983.146.FA

General Description

Dragons are important mythic animals in China. A five-clawed dragon is the symbol of the emperor. Originally, dragons were nature spirits of rain and male potency, but they came to symbolize other beneficent cosmological powers.

Excerpt from

Dr. Anne Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, "Silk Road Text/Labels." File on TAZ.