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Collection

China

Title
Section of official brocade dragon robe
Place of origin
China
Period
Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Year
18th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
embroidered silk
Dimensions

142.5 x 90.5 cm (irreg.)

Credit
Gift of Mrs H. Dresdner 2004
Accession number
269.2004
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Exhibition history (1)

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