Unknown Artist, ‘Gold Plaque with Double-Dragon Design’, Han to Six Dynasties-2nd century BC–6th century AD, Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

This piece is an ornament on government official’s headdress during the Qin–Han period. It is related to both Buddhism and Daoism. On the piece are two confronted dragons, whose bodies are covered by gold granules. The gold wires are scientifically proved to be twisting strips.

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