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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.
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