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Panel with Peonies and Butterfly

Period:
Yuan (1271–1368) or Ming (1368–1644) dynasty
Date:
late 14th–15th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Needleloop embroidery of silk, gold paper, and gold thread on silk satin damask
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (21.6 x 26cm) Mount: 13 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (34.9 x 39.4 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph E. Hotung Gift, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.277
Not on view
Gold sparkles through small, geometric patterns imposed on a design of flowers and a butterfly. This combination of geometric patterns and embroidered designs is one of the hallmarks of needleloop embroidery.
Cleveland Museum of Art. "When Silk Was Gold," October 20, 1997–January 4, 1998.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles of the Yuan and Ming Dynasties," April 1, 2005–July 25, 2005.

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