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Panel with Dragon, Phoenix, and Peonies

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
16th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi)
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. (36.8 x 60.3 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.111.1
Not on view
This panel is not complete, but its horizontal composition suggests that it may once have been part of a valance. The presence of both a dragon and a phoenix is often identified with conjugal harmony.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Silk Tapestry (Kesi)," March 17, 2004–July 4, 2004.

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

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