Bowl with Dragon Design
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Porcelain, overglaze enamel
- 2 5/8 × 5 × 5 in. (6.67 × 12.7 × 12.7 cm)
- Arts of Asia
- 304 SNAIL GALLERY
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, gift of Mrs. Jerome Crossman
- OBJECT NUMBER:
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.
Dr. Anne Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, "Silk Road Text/Labels." File on TAZ.