This imposing yet calm art piece from the “Nine Ding of Profound Virtue” collection contains the imagery of two dragons, in their most representational form in the series. The two deities embody a power strong enough to command wind and rain, rising alongside a powerful yet calmly resolute mountainside (sculpted into the body of the ding piece). The two ancient and complimenting wisdom here are docility, or calmness and reason, and boldness, unwavering and resolute. Together, they comprise the strongest of characters. In emphasizing the exercise of real strength, this art piece is a powerful reminder that unabashed boldness is best executed with a good measure of humility.
Docility with Boldness-Ding of Dragon Rising
A pair of dragons raise heaven and earth; faith, unshakable. Be it spring, summer, autumn or winter, sincerity preserves the mountains, rivers, sun and moon from past to present, for all eternity.