Cardinal Turtle & Dragon from Xanadu

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Mark Cartwright
by BabelStone
published on 18 September 2019
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Cardinal Turtle & Dragon from Xanadu

A black turtle and azure dragon representing the cardinal directions of north and east respectively. From Xanadu (Shangdu), the summer capital of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368 CE). (Archaeological Museum of Inner Mongolia, Hohhot)

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BabelStone, . (2019, September 18). Cardinal Turtle & Dragon from Xanadu. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11235/

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BabelStone, . "Cardinal Turtle & Dragon from Xanadu." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 18, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11235/.

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BabelStone, . "Cardinal Turtle & Dragon from Xanadu." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 18 Sep 2019. Web. 10 Apr 2020.

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