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Title

Section of official brocade dragon robe

18th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → 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
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  • 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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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