Hand crafted as part of a roof ornament, this large, antique Chinese Ming style ceramic clay figure depicts the head of a fierce dragon, used to ward off evil spirits from buildings. It displays a traditional green glaze with accents of gold. This ceramic architectural roof tile now makes an interesting sculptural accessory.
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Early 18th century
Width 20 Depth 8 Height 15 inches