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明晚期 刺繡雙龍圖椅墊
Chair Strip with Dragons

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk embroidery on silk satin
Dimensions:
66 1/4 x 22 in. (168.28 x 55.88 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Bequest of William Christian Paul, 1929
Accession Number:
30.75.49
Not on view
On this rare example of a Ming chair strip, two powerful dragons, one in the sky and the other in the sea, embody cosmic forces of nature. The upper dragon decorates the portion that would have covered the chair’s back, and the lower dragon covers the part that would have hung below the seat in front of the chair’s front legs.
William Christian Paul , the Bronx, NY (until d. 1929)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," August 2, 2006–February 11, 2007.

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

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