The Dragon sieve in front of the altar was made by the people of Truong Yen in the late 17th century with a monolithic limestone with a geological age of about 300 million years. The long sieve placed on the court of King Dinh Tien Hoang’s temple near Tam Coc Ninh Binh is a rectangular stone block weighing about 2 tons, 18 cm thick, 188 cm long, 138 cm wide; the base is made of 9 stone blocks of unequal size, 3 blocks in front, 4 blocks behind, 1 block on each side.
In the middle of the surface of the dragon sieve…
In the middle of the surface of the dragon sieve is carved a dragon symbolizing the king’s power. Dragon circled on the face, head facing east, looking up at the top of Ma Yen mountain near Tam Coc Ninh Binh. The strange thing is that three of the four dragon limbs are anthropomorphized by the sculptors in the shape of human arms and hands, all facing inward. The base consists of 9 stone blocks, of unequal size, evenly rounded, retracted to the top, creating a solid position to support the long sieve surface.
All four sides of the base are decorated with the same basic embossed pattern with a project of rolling vines, rattan patterns, and symmetry. In the middle of the front of the base, there is the image of a communal house in the middle of a cloud pattern. Close-up of soft sculptural details. The base consists of nine stone blocks, of unequal sizes, evenly rounded, retracted to the top, creating a solid position to support the long sieve.
The Dragon sieve of the temple to worship King Dinh Tien Hoang near Tam Coc Ninh Binh is a typical artifact for the solemnity in the worshiping space of the Vietnamese people, symbolizing the kingship of the feudal court, the decorative art of many concepts, rich in humanity. contains many mysterious messages, is a unique and unique artifact in our country.
To learn more about Tam Coc Ninh Binh, please contact with nobletours.net!