Roundel with Four-Clawed Dragon (Mang)


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A distinction was drawn between the five-clawed dragon (long) and the four-clawed dragon (mang), which represented lower ranks. The striped water pattern seen here at the bottom center of the roundel developed during the Qing dynasty.

Roundel with Four-Clawed Dragon (Mang), Silk and gold thread tapestry (kesi), China

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