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Chinese Dragon pendant

Chinese Dragon pendant

Western Zhou dynasty (1046–771 B.C.)

Pendant in the Shape of a Dragon

Pendant in the Shape of a Dragon

Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–256 B.C.)

Garment Hook, bronze, China

Garment Hook, bronze, China

The buttonlike knob on the back of this small garment hook served to fasten a belt or robe. A dragon of jade curls sinuously within its bronze mount—a composite creature combining a bull's head and a serpentine... More

Pendant in the Shape of a Crested Dragon

Pendant in the Shape of a Crested Dragon

Accession Number: 2009.94 Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–256 B.C.)

Chinese Dragon Head, bronze, China

Chinese Dragon Head, bronze, China

Accession Number: 25.186.9 Tang dynasty (618–907)

Chinese Dragon Pendant

Chinese Dragon Pendant

Western Zhou dynasty (1046–771 B.C.)

Appliqué in the Form of a Dragon

Appliqué in the Form of a Dragon

Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.)

Pendant in the Shape of a Dragon

Pendant in the Shape of a Dragon

Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–256 B.C.)

Chinese Seal with Crouching Dragon

Chinese Seal with Crouching Dragon

Accession Number: 11.190.221 Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Chinese Model of Dragon

Chinese Model of Dragon

Accession Number: 1994.605.81 Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Ornament with Decoration of a Dragon

Ornament with Decoration of a Dragon

Accession Number: 21.117.8 Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

Dragon Head with Open Mouth

Dragon Head with Open Mouth

Accession Number: 1994.605.49 Liao dynasty (907–1125)

Dragon, bronze, China, Tang dynasty

Dragon, bronze, China, Tang dynasty

Tang dynasty (618–907)

Dragon, bronze, China, Tang dynasty

Dragon, bronze, China, Tang dynasty

Tang dynasty (618–907)

Dragon, bronze, 18th century

Dragon, bronze, 18th century

After a composition by Severo Calzetta da Ravenna (Italian, active by 1496, died before 1543)

Rectangular Wellhead, China

Rectangular Wellhead, China

The slits cut into opposite sides of this wellhead (a structure that covers a well) were originally fitted with beams to support the roof. The sides visible here depict creatures of this world and the hereafter... More

Plaque in the Shape of a Dragon

Plaque in the Shape of a Dragon

Tang dynasty (618–907)

Ovoid ewer with a dragon handle

Ovoid ewer with a dragon handle

Eivormige kan van steengoed, met een doorschijnend wit glazuur waarmee alleen de bovenste helft is bedekt. De tuit is met de hand gevormd en het oor is gemodelleerd in de vorm van een draak. Rond de tuit een ba... More

Chinese Ewer with Writhing Dragon

Chinese Ewer with Writhing Dragon

Liao dynasty (907–1125)

Dragon from BL Add 16577, f. 44v

Dragon from BL Add 16577, f. 44v

Detail of a caption framed by the curved tail of a dragon, at ~Shabbat Parah~. Image taken from f. 44v of Festival prayer book, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Dragon from BL Add 16916, f. 19v

Dragon from BL Add 16916, f. 19v

Marginal decoration of a dragon. Image taken from f. 19v of Prayers for Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur, Ashkenazi rite (aka 'London Days of Awe Mahzor'). Written in Hebrew.

Dragon from BL Or 2733, f. 50v

Dragon from BL Or 2733, f. 50v

~Carmina figurata~: text written in the form of a dragon, at a blessing (Davidson vol. I, no. 8703). Image taken from f. 50v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) for Rosh ha-Shanah, Franco-German rite. Written in Hebrew.

Dragon King
The text concerns Zâl's fight with the Turanian hero Khazarvân, but the illustration shows Rustam in his traditional costume and mounted on Rakhsh striking off the head of a dragon with his sword.

The text concerns Zâl's fight with the Turanian hero Khazarvân, but th...

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

Ring in de vorm van een draak

Ring in de vorm van een draak

Ring in de vorm van draak.

Dragon from BL Harley 2799, f. 208v

Dragon from BL Harley 2799, f. 208v

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'S'(ymon) made up of a dragon. Image taken from f. 208v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams,... More

Chinese Dragon, scroll painting

Chinese Dragon, scroll painting

In the style of Muqi (Chinese, ca. 1210–after 1269) Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Candlestick: knight with a Dragon

Candlestick: knight with a Dragon

Op de hooggewelfde rug van de gevleugelde draak knielt een naakte mannenfiguur met schild en lans, welke laatste hij in de naar hem toegewende muil van de draak stoot. Een zigzagsgewijze opgebouwd in krullen ei... More

Demons falling from heaven and a Dragon from BL YT 10, f. 20v

Demons falling from heaven and a Dragon from BL YT 10, f. 20v

Miniature of a dragon and demons being cast out of heaven and falling towards the earth, from Revelation 12:7-9; miniature of a dragon attacking a winged woman, from Revelation 12:13-16. Image taken from f. 20v... More

Rose with hound and dragon from BL Royal 16 F II, f. 137

Rose with hound and dragon from BL Royal 16 F II, f. 137

Detail of the red rose of Lancaster, with a hound and dragon, in the lower margin of the folio. Image taken from f. 137 of Poems; Art d'amour; Les demandes d'amour; Le livre dit grace entiere sur le fait du gou... More

Dragon from BL Harley 3954, f. 8v

Dragon from BL Harley 3954, f. 8v

Detail of a coloured drawing depicting the dragon-daughter of King Ypocras, and the knights who tried to break the spell enchanting her. Image taken from f. 8v of Travels (index Voyage d'Outre Mer, Itinerarium)... More

Dragon from BL Harley 3954, f. 8v

Dragon from BL Harley 3954, f. 8v

Coloured drawing depicting the dragon-daughter of King Ypocras, and the knights who tried to break the spell enchanting her. Image taken from f. 8v of Travels (index Voyage d'Outre Mer, Itinerarium). Written in English.

Men worship the dragon and the beast from BL Add 38842, f. 5

Men worship the dragon and the beast from BL Add 38842, f. 5

Full page with a framed miniature of men kneeling and pointing, worshipping the dragon and the beast of the Apocalypse Image taken from f. 5 of Apocalypse with commentary in French prose (a fragment from chapte... More

Dragon and elephant from BL Harley 4751, f. 58v

Dragon and elephant from BL Harley 4751, f. 58v

Detail of a miniature of a dragon attacking an elephant. Image taken from f. 58v of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin.

The chariot with the dragon and the eagle from BL Eg 943, f. 123v

The chariot with the dragon and the eagle from BL Eg 943, f. 123v

Detail of a framed miniature of Statius and Dante watching the eagle attacking the chariot with the dragon underneath. Image taken from f. 123v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Par... More