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Belt Hook with Dragons

Belt Hook with Dragons

Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 9)

Seal Ring
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Mirror
Seal
Dragons from BL Add 26896, f. 353v

Dragons from BL Add 26896, f. 353v

Marginal drawing of two dragons with their necks entwined with an inscription incorporated the drawing, ‘Dragon Samael’, perhaps added, in Ruth. Image taken from f. 353v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) for t... More

Mirror decorated with dragons

Mirror decorated with dragons

Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

Lion and dragons from BL Or 14061, f. 309

Lion and dragons from BL Or 14061, f. 309

Detail: ~masorah~ written in micrographic form of geometric design, foliate motifs, two lions and a dragon, at the beginning of Job. Image taken from f. 309 of Former and Latter Prophets (ff. 1-267v) and Hagiog... More

Dragons from BL Add 26896, f. 353v

Dragons from BL Add 26896, f. 353v

Detail: marginal drawing of two dragons with their necks entwined with an inscription incorporated the drawing, ‘Dragon Samael’, perhaps added, in Ruth. Image taken from f. 353v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor... More

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.

Alexander fighting dragons and creatures from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 73

Alexander fighting dragons and creatures from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 73

Miniature of Alexander and his army fighting against dragons; miniature of Alexander and his army encountering dog-headed men (cynocephali). Image taken from f. 73 of Roman d'Alexandre en Prose, imperfect at th... More

Cistern
Tile
Brush washer with twin dragons

Brush washer with twin dragons

Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Women and dragons from BL Harley 4418, f. 214v

Women and dragons from BL Harley 4418, f. 214v

Detail of miniature depicting the women and maidens of Paris facing two dragons. Image taken from f. 214v of Jean d'Arras, Roman de Mélusine (imperfect). Written in French.

Box
Medallion
Dragons from BL Eg 3028, f. 25

Dragons from BL Eg 3028, f. 25

Detail of red and white dragons. Image taken from f. 25 of Roman de Brut, a verse epitome (begins imperfectly) with continuation to Edward III; Destruction de Rome; Fierabras. Written in French.

Panel
Centaur fighting dragons from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 173

Centaur fighting dragons from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 173

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a centaur fighting dragons. Image taken from f. 173 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Stirrup
Dragons from BL Add 26974, f. 76

Dragons from BL Add 26974, f. 76

Two dragons with their neck intertwined around the chapter title, at chapter 14 on mercifulness. Image taken from f. 76 of Sefer Maalot ha-Middot (The Book on Degrees of Virtue) by Jehiel ben Jekuthiel (ff. 1v-... More