Finial: Dragon head

11th–14th century

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, United States

Metal ornaments like this mythic dragon decorated the tops of poles carried in religious processions. Although made for Muslim festivals, the dragon is an age-old figure in North Asian art.


  • Title: Finial: Dragon head
  • Date Created: 11th–14th century
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 4 29/32 x 1 3/8 x 4 1/32 in. (12.462 x 3.5 x 10.2 cm)
  • Type: Tools and Equipment
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/3340310/
  • Medium: Bronze
  • period: Seljuk period
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase

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