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Medallion with Five-Clawed Dragon (long)

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
late 17th century
Silk, metallic thread, and peacock feather tapestry (kesi)
12 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (31.1 x 29.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
Not on view
This dynamic dragon (long) surges across a golden ground. The brownish green thread of the dragon's body and head is made of peacock feathers.
New York. China House Gallery. "Kesi and Silk Tapestry," March 24, 1971–May 27, 1971.

Katonah Museum of Art. "The Auspicious Dragon: Chinese Decorative Art," September 24, 1978–November 26, 1978.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," August 6, 2009–February 21, 2010.

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