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Title

Front facing dragon roundel with brown background


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The background colour in the roundel is brown. The five claw dragon is surrounded by clouds of auspicious colours and rolling waves which have colour gradations. The most significant colours for high ranking members of the Imperial Family were 'yellow', followed by 'apricot' and 'brown'. The 1759 edict of the Qianlong Emperor stipulated that garments for the imperial family should have clouds of five colours as omens of happy augury. This theme has been taken up with this roundel with cloud forms of gold, pink, green, dark blue and borders of white.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 29 May 2002.


Details


Other Title

Dragon roundel


Place where the work was made

China


Date

circa 1775


Media category

Textile


Materials used

embroidery


Dimensions

29.0 x 31.5 x 0.2 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Judith & Ken Rutherford 2002


Location

Not on display


Accession number

194.2002



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Judith Rutherford and Jackie Menzies (Editors), Celestial silks: Chinese religious & court textiles, Sydney, 2004, 87, 88 (colour ilus.). cat.no. 51