Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Panel with Dragon

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk, feather, and metallic thread embroidery on silk gauze
Dimensions:
21 1/8 x 46 in. (53.7 x 116.8 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Gift of Marvin S. Traub, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.36
Not on view
This fragment of a larger embroidered textile utilizes polychrome silks and two other types of thread. Gold metallic thread is especially prominent in the background, and thread made from peacock feathers wrapped around a silk core is seen in the scales of the dragon.
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