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These finely decorated porcelain flasks depict dragons – on the left with lotus flowers, and on the right between waves. They were commissioned by the Ming dynasty Yongle emperor between 1403 and 1424 and were probably used by the imperial family as wine decanters.
Such a beautiful way to experience this remarkable art work which was created in Ming Dynasty by Xiang Shengmo.
The Xuande emperor, 5th emperor of the Chinese Ming dynasty, died #onthisday in 1435. This colourful cloisonné jar made during his reign shows a vigorous-looking dragon chasing a pearl through clouds. It may have been used in the imperial palace
The construction of a wall to keep unwelcome visitors out makes a lot of sense — if you were living under the Ming Dynasty in China in the 15th century when the Great Wall of China was expanded.
The Ming dynastyXuande emperor died #onthisday in 1435. Probably made during his reign, this gold plaque decorated with dragons was designed to be attached to a pillow. Only the imperial family could have access to such rich, jewel-encrusted objects
The Buddhist pagoda was about 15 stories high and dates back to the Ming Dynasty