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Large dragon above another fantastic animal surrounded by clouds, etc. Bordered lengthwise by birds, insects and naturalistic flowers. Upper panel contains a swooping owl (?) and floral motives. Polychrome floss silk and gilt mulberry yarns plus velvet on a silk ground. Very good condition. ...

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Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Chinese, 1880–1910

Object Place

China

Dimensions

236 x 109 cm (92 15/16 x 42 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.441

Medium or Technique

Silk floss and gilt paper embroidered on silk satin, silk velvet, silk net with tassels, silk and velvet backing, and brass hooks.

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles