figure (art)

Dragon in painted ceramic: yellow, blue and white, glazed. Standing on four widespread feet, each with four claws and a tuft (three of the claws are broken, two are in a separate bag). The mouth is gaping wide with a forked tongue, staring eyes and two horns; the curved neck has a crest of scales front and back, a thin, sinuous body with hatched and semi-circular ‘scales’, and an inward-curving tail, also crested. The stumpy legs are each decorated with a flower motif: six petals and dots round a circle.

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