The sculpture quality of these dashing beasts is admirably conveyed by their carriage, the proud pose of their heads, and the almost arrogant suppleness of their bodies. The forceful comma-shapes of the tails and their jaunty tufts, as well as the double-rope pattern on the mustachios, give ample proof that, in spite of the scale that, in these creatures must be dated later than Middle Chou. Patina grey-green

Winged dragon, one of a pair, 5th-4th century BCE

Unknown artist, expand_more

Bronzeexpand_more

Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsburyexpand_more  50.46.37.1

G214expand_more

The sculptural quality of these dashing beasts is conveyed by their stances, the proud carriage of their heads, and the apparent agility of their bodies. The forceful comma-shaped tails and their jaunty tufts, as well as the double-rope patterns on the moustaches, are typical elements of Warring States period art.

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Winged dragon, one of a pair
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Artist
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50.46.37.1
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The sculpture quality of these dashing beasts is admirably conveyed by their carriage, the proud pose of their heads, and the almost arrogant suppleness of their bodies. The forceful comma-shapes of the tails and their jaunty tufts, as well as the double-rope pattern on the mustachios, give ample proof that, in spite of the scale that, in these creatures must be dated later than Middle Chou. Patina grey-green