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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.
[ Julia St. Clair Krenz , New York, until 1936; sold to MMA]
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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