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明早期 纏枝蓮托八寳鳳鳥紋妝花緞
Textile Panel with Phoenixes and Lotuses

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
15th–16th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Satin brocaded with silk and metallic thread
Dimensions:
Overall (after conservation,): 58 1/4 x 30 7/8 in. (148 x 78.4 cm) Overall (before conservation): 58 1/4 x 30 11/16 in. (148 x 78 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, in honor of Douglas Dillon, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.471
Not on view
Bright yellow was the color reserved for the imperial family. On this panel, brocaded with gold and polychrome threads, four flying phoenixes alternate with lotus flowers, each holding two Buddhist symbols. The patterns are also found in contemporary porcelain, cloisonné, and other art forms.
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