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Warring States Period
Phoenix Tile End
凤鸟纹瓦当   建筑材料

This tile end has the design of a phoenix on it. The phoenix is a symbol that occured not only in China. but also in Arabia and Russia. The stories are similar and symbolize rebirth. The phoenix in China is able to land without making a sound and is strong enough to carry a man on its back. This tile dates to the Warring States Period of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (475 - 221 BC). It was found at a site in Tiefeng, Fengxiang County.

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