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Iron guard carved in a Sino-Tibetan style. Two water dragons chasing a flaming jewel set in a tangle of interwoven tendrils representing waves. This design originates in ancient Mesopotamia. A stylized Qunshan (mountain peak) appears at the bottom of the design which paired with the wave design represents the protection of the people by the emperor. The highlights of gold inlay on the crosshatched areas is very well done.
An exceptional handguard of great quality.
7.10cm x 7.00cm x 0.4cm

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