Nine Dragon Wall / Screen / Plaque Hand Carved Prestige Sculpture Gift

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The Prestige Souvenier is inscribed with the story about the so-called 九龍壁 – Nine-Dragon Wall or Nine-Dragon Screen.

CONTEXT

Nine-Dragon Screen (九龙壁; pinyin: Jiǔ Lóng Bì) is a type of screen wall with reliefs of nine different Chinese dragons. Such walls are typically found in imperial Chinese palaces and gardens.

The most significant Dragon walls are in the Forbidden City, Datong, and the Northern Sea, which is collectively known as the “Three Nine Dragon Walls of China”.

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China, Forbidden City

 

 

The Forbidden City houses the Palace Museum and was the former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (the years 1420 to 1912). The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households and was the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years.

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China, Beihai Park (North Sea Park)

 

 

 

is also known as the Winter Palace, it is a public park and former imperial garden located in the northwestern part of the Imperial City, Beijing. First built in the 11th century, it is among the largest of all Chinese gardens and contains numerous historically important structures, palaces, and temples.

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China, Datong Dragon Wall 

 

 

Datong Dragon Screen Wall is sited in Heyang Street in downtown Datong, Shanxi Province China.  different Chinese dragons. Such walls are typically found in imperial Chinese palaces and gardens. The screen wall is a Han Chinese traditional architecture wall in a mansion for blocking the line of sight, not only to protect privacy but also to showing auspicious blessing.

To the Chinese, dragons and even lions are a symbol of auspiciousness, bravery, and power. Because of these qualities, dragons were placed in front of palace walls and mansions to guard against evil.

Since Fuxi created the dragon, the dragon became the totem of the Chinese nation, and the people of the dragon began to be called the descendants of the dragon. For thousands of years, the dragon has been deeply rooted in the hearts of the Chinese people. It is the spirit of the Chinese nation. It is the belief of the descendants of the Yellow Emperor. In the history of China’s five thousand years of civilization, the Nine Dragon Wall is the most wonderful display of the Chinese dragon culture. As Royal’s unique shelter for disaster relief and evil, it is the representative building that best represents the royal authority.

 

DESCRIPTION

Hand sculptured in rich dark dense traditional Chinese Red Resin with black base. It is very heavy and almost impossible to pick up from its case with just one hand.

Similar cloisonne nine dragon wall souvenirs were once presented to leaders of foreign countries as a noble gift.

The inscription basically describes the nine dragons, their significant role in Chinese culture (see above), and that all Chinese are descendants of the dragon.

INSCRIBED:
龙乃是中国古代帝王的象征,是传说中的一种吉祥动物。头上长一对长角,双目怒睁,龙须横生,满身鳞片,四腿粗壮,样子异常威武,相传黄帝时期,神州大地洪水泛滥,于是上天派九条龙下来,通过九天九夜才把洪水治服,这就是民间传说的九龙治水。清朝乾隆年间民间巧匠用琉璃烧制了闻名中外的九龙壁,为的就是弘扬中国龙的精神,至今龙成了中华民族的另一种代称,中国人也就是龙的传人。

 

 

CONDITION

In untouched excellent condition, it is only the original box that shows signs of wear commensurate to age.

STYLE

Nine Dragon Wall

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