Back and Sleeve of a Dragon Robe


Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Wanli period (1573–1620)

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The pieces assembled in this panel are parts of a dragon robe or coat made for the Lantern Festival, which takes place on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month-the first full moon of the year. The panel, which has a wide border of silk woven in the eighteenth century, includes the back and one sleeve of a dragon robe with a pattern of a composite lantern framed on three sides by dragons.

Back and Sleeve of a Dragon Robe, Silk and metallic-thread embroidery on silk satin damask, China

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