From the Collection of A. W. Bahr, Purchase, Fletcher Fund, 1947
Not on view
According to a gazetteer of Beijing written at the end of the Yuan dynasty, the Ministry of Rites would present to the court, on the occasion of the Duanwu Festival (the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, now celebrated as the Dragon Boat Festival), tapestry fans with various pictorial subjects, including dragons in clouds. In this example, a dragon emerges from the clouds blowing a flaming pearl into the ocean.
[ A. W. Bahr , until 1947; sold to MMA]
New York. China House Gallery. "Kesi and Silk Tapestry," March 24, 1971–May 27, 1971.
Cleveland Museum of Art. "When Silk Was Gold," October 20, 1997–January 4, 1998.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Painting, Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection," August 28, 2004–February 20, 2005.