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Tortoise and snake on a plinth, Northern Song dynasty, China, 11th century. Artist: Unknown

Tortoise and snake on a plinth, Northern Song dynasty, China, 11th century. Artist: Unknown Stock Photo
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Heritage Image Partnership Ltd  / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

BHXX1T

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17.9 MB (469.3 KB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

2213 x 2830 px | 18.7 x 24 cm | 7.4 x 9.4 inches | 300dpi

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

Tortoise and snake on a plinth, Northern Song dynasty, China, 11th century. A tortoise in the coils of a serpent on a rectangular plinth with shaved corners. The head of the tortoise is staring up at the hooded head of the serpent. The piece is covered with a greenish white glaze with brown splashes. The tortoise in the coils of a serpent represents the Dark Warrior, symbol of the north in Chinese mythology.

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