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.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," September 6, 2011–April 15, 2012.

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