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  Mandarin square with a dragon

 

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A Mandarin square (fig.) depicting a dragon, which in Imperial China was used as the symbol for generals during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, whilst the five-clawed dragon was reserved for the Emperor.

See also TRAVEL PICTURE.