Chilins (Chinese Chimerical Creatures) Fighting with a Dragon

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While the creatures seen here are of Chinese origin, combat scenes in this vein reached Turkey from Iran only in the sixteenth century. Drawings in wash colors with the contrasting use of black, and rhythmic, calligraphic line were a particular Turkish development of the subject.

Chilins (Chinese Chimerical Creatures) Fighting with a Dragon, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

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