A dragon shown among flames confronting a Chinese official writing with a brush. At the bottom, a string of Chinese coins. The dragon has horse's hooves, which may indicate that the story represented here is Fu Xi receiving the Yi Jing (Book of Changes) from a dragon-horse who emerged from the Yellow River. Alternatively, the official's hoof-shaped foot may refer to the lameness of the great Yu, who quelled the waters of a legendary flood. He received writings from a river deity (a tortoise, not a dragon). Ink and colours on paper.

An00000006 001 l

Thing

Made Of
paper
Type of Thing
painting, ["繪畫", "Chinese"]
Subject
dragon, money/currency, myth/legend
Techniques
painted

People

Depicted
Fu Xi, ?, ["Da Yu", "?"]
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel

Place

About
Lo, River, ?, ["Huang he", "?"]
Found In
Qian Fo Dong

Time

Acquired In
1919
Made
9thC
Period/Culture
Tang dynasty

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