Search by Subject
Search by Institution
Double-dragon p'ei, a dragon ornament

Tags: jade | Warring States Period

Lon is originally a ritual artifact used to pray for rain; it is made in jade and shaped as a dragon or has dragon patterns. The smaller type is usually used as a pendant. This artifact is shape as a ring; two dragons are carved on the outer peripheral; another dragon occupies the hole. The carving of these dragons presents details and skill. The jade is corroded and turns beeswax color. Some red spots on the pendant give it an antique glow. 

Twin Dragon Pendant
Diameter: 6 cm
Warring States

National Museum of History