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Title

Section of official brocade dragon robe


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

On the top of the panel is a large five-clawed dragon curling around a pearl, while down below are two smaller profile dragons each holding a pearl in one of their sharp claws. A five-peaked mountain stands among the rolling waves at the bottom. Ruyi-shaped (literally, 'as you like') clouds are embroidered against a blue background. This panel is converted from a high rank official dragon robe.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

18th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

embroidered silk


Dimensions

142.5 x 90.5 cm (irreg.)


Credit

Gift of Mrs H. Dresdner 2004


Location

Not on display


Accession number

269.2004



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Dragon (2012), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Jan 2012–06 May 2012