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Dragon Robe Fragment

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Object Number:
C481
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Qing Dynasty
Early Date:
1644
Late Date:
1912
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Metallic Thread
Damask
Technique:
Kesi
Iconography:
Dragon
Auspicious Objects
Flaming Pearl
Description:
Kesi (split tapestry) textile panel, divided into a narrow upper register and a larger central field with a yellow, eight end satin damask border. The backing is a tabby (plain weave) textile that may be silk. Central field shows a five-clawed dragon clutching a flaming pearl above polychrome waves. Metallic threads used on dragon. Painted details are seen on the auspicious objects, rocks, and waves. The top register shows two dragons flanking a flaming pearl against a background of gold thread among clouds. The dragons, clouds, and flaming pearl are brocaded.
Length:
87cm
Width:
45.5cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from W. G. Moore

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