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Wood carved dragon boat figurehead, Ming dynasty

1368/1644

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Traces of the original red lacquer remain. This would have been decorative rather than for racing. The dragon is three clawed because only imperial dragons have five claws.

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  • Title: Wood carved dragon boat figurehead, Ming dynasty
  • Date Created: 1368/1644
  • Location Created: China
  • Physical Dimensions: Height : 75 cm Width : 140 cm Depth : 25 cm
  • Provenance: Gift of Susan Chen Hardy
  • Rights: ©Hong Kong Maritime Museum
  • Medium: Wood and lacquer
  • object id: HKMM2004.0004.0001

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