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