Nine Dragon Screen of Datong

Nine Dragon Screen

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This glazed screen is the largest and oldest of its kind in China.  It was built 600 years ago by the thirteenth son of the first Ming Emperor (1368-1644).  It is made of 426 glazed tiles.  Its length is 45.5 meters and height is 8 meters and 2.02 meters thick .  The strong agility of the Dragons are dynamic.  It shows that it can move waves,  command wind and control rain.  This is a display of power through art.

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