Silk, feather, and metallic thread embroidery on silk gauze
21 1/8 x 46 in. (53.7 x 116.8 cm)
Gift of Marvin S. Traub, 1972
Not on view
This fragment of a larger embroidered textile utilizes polychrome silks and two other types of thread. Gold metallic thread is especially prominent in the background, and thread made from peacock feathers wrapped around a silk core is seen in the scales of the dragon.
Marvin S. Traub , New York (until 1972; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," 2007.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," September 6, 2011–April 15, 2012.