Bronze candlesticks with dragons

Bronze candlesticks with dragons
Bronze candlesticks with dragons
Bronze candlesticks with dragons
Bronze candlesticks with dragons
Bronze candlesticks with dragons
Bronze candlesticks with dragons
Bronze candlesticks with dragons
Bronze candlesticks with dragons
Bronze candlesticks with dragons
Bronze candlesticks with dragons
Bronze candlesticks with dragons
Bronze candlesticks with dragons

Bronze candlesticks with dragons. China, XX century.


The dragon in Asia is the main symbol, the personification of imperial power. It was believed that dragons were the progenitors of the emperors of China, the rulers of Tibet and Japan. Dragons were considered sacred creatures, they belonged to 4 elements: earth, water, fire and air. Wisdom, cunning, strength, dexterity, knowledge, sharpness of mind - dragons were worshiped and deified.