The Jade Garment Decorated with the Dragon and the Phoenix Pattern
Hello everyone! I am the Jade Garment Decorated with the Dragon and the Phoenix Pattern.
In the middle of my body is a cheerful dragon. He is so vigorous that stretching his front claw and tail to expand his space. A phoenix is standing on the dragon’s claw, looking back into the eyes of the dragon.
On the sides of my body are some lucky cloud pattern around the dragon. The cloud is developed from the crown and the tail of the dragon and the phoenix. With the dragon as the main part and the phoenix standing on the claw of the dragon, it shows the prosperity brought by the dragon and the phoenix, revealing the core concept of “harmony” in Chinese culture.
Since ancient times, Chinese people really love jade. As the saying goes, “the jade was compared to the gracious moral of a gentleman”, comparing the virtues of the gentleman to the characteristics of jade. I am valued as a piece of fine art work among the jade of Han Dynasty with the characteristics of romanticism and realism at that time.
I am now waiting for you in the Mausoleum Site of Nanyue King Museum.
Hello everyone! I am the Han-style Bronze Tripod with Inscriptions of “Pan Yu”. In China, there are many idioms about our “tripod”. The tripod represents the ambition to seize state power and shows the luxury of the royal family. It used to be the symbol of power，a useful utensil and a ritual vessel filled up with meat by the noble to worship the spirits.
Two thousand years ago, the troops of Qin Dynasty were sent here with their culture and custom. Imitated Han-style tripod, they used the bronze to produce me, and inscribed the inscriptions “Pan Yu” , meaning that I was made here in the capital of Nanyue Kingdom. The archaeologists suggested that I am one of the evidence that Guangzhou was set up over 2000 years ago.
I have many friends, including the Chu-style tripod and the Yue-style tripod. Me, the Han-style tripod is with short hoofed-legs and the Chu-style tripod is with long hoofed-legs, while the Yue-style tripod with flat legs. Although we are not alike, we are still a team, and good friends!
I am now waiting for you in the Mausoleum Section of Nanyue King Museum.