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Title

Front facing dragon roundel with brown background

circa 1775

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    Dragon roundel
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication