Section of official brocade dragon robe
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
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Dragon (2012), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Jan 2012–06 May 2012