Jade dragon

Warring States period (475-221 B.C.)
Diameter: 11.7cm Width: 3.4cm Thickness: 0.6cm

The dragon was a mythical animal and a totem in ancient China. It became a motif for jade carving and became symbolic of the natural qualities of the gentleman, In ancient times during droughts, the jade dragon was also employed for the rainfall rites.

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