明 緙絲 龍鳳圖
Panel with dragon, phoenix, and peonies
- Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
- 16th century
- Silk and metallic thread tapestry weave (kesi)
- Overall: 14 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. (36.8 x 60.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1932
- Accession Number:
Dragons and phoenixes were thought to appear in places touched by the divine. In this fragment of a luxurious silk tapestry embellished with gold thread, a dragon arises from a stylized mountain landscape as a phoenix wings by massive peonies.
[ Roland Koscherak , New York, until 1932; sold to MMA]
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.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Traditions of China," August 26, 2017–January 6, 2019.