Divine Beast Crew Neck T-Shirt
The line drawing of the mythical creature on our exclusive T-shirt is taken from the exquisite malachite and bronze “divine beast” drum stand dated 770–476 BCE. It is one of the sixty extremely rare artifacts on display in MIM’s special exhibition, Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum.
The divine beast combines a dragon’s head, a tiger’s body, and the legs of a tortoise. Its body includes phoenix motifs inlaid with malachite; its horns consist of dragons. It is believed that the blending of creatures may refer to “the four symbols” of Daoism with their respective attributes of power, harmonized here to reflect strength and virtue.
Made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester for a great fit and feel.