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Girdle Set with Dragon, Clouds and Waves

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
18th–19th century
Tapestry-woven silk (kesi)
Overall (a): 13 1/4 x 3 in. (33.7 x 7.6 cm) Overall (b): 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (8.3 x 9.5 cm) Overall (c): 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (15.9 x 8.9 cm) Overall (d): 14 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (36.2 x 9.5 cm) Overall (e): 3 3/4 x 4 in. (9.5 x 10.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Alan Priest, 1961
Accession Number:
Not on view
A fan case, watch cover, flat envelope, watch case, and folding case comprise this girdle set of accessories that hung from a man's belt. The set shows the continuation and expansion of a Yuan-dynasty (1279–1368) tradition of silk tapestry fans decorated with dragons among clouds.
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