Photo, Print, Drawing Nine-Headed Phoenix.

About this Item

Title

  • Nine-Headed Phoenix.

Summary

  • This Qing-dynasty (1644-1911) print shows the nine-headed phoenix, a being from Chinese mythology with a bird's body and nine heads with human faces. It is one of several hybrid creatures mentioned in the Classic of Mountains and Seas (Shanhai jing), where it is said to dwell in the Great Wilds to the North at the mountain called Celestial-Coffer-at-the-Northern-Extremity. This entry is in what may be the most recent section of this work, which may have been composed at any time between the third or fourth century B.C. and the third or fourth century A.D.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1644 to 1911]

Headings

  • -  China
  • -  1644 to 1911
  • -  Mythology, Chinese
  • -  Phoenix (Mythical bird)

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource at: National Central Library.
  • -  Content in Chinese.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668762

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Nine-Headed Phoenix. China, 1644. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1911] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668762/.

APA citation style:

(1644) Nine-Headed Phoenix. China, 1644. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1911] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668762/.

MLA citation style:

Nine-Headed Phoenix. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1911] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668762/>.