University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: C475
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Qing Dynasty
Early Date: 1644
Late Date: 1912
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Technique:Brocaded
Iconography:Dragon
Bat
Shou
Length: 90.5cm
Width: 79.4cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. G. Moore, 1926

Description

Brocade. Rows of alternating five-claw dragon roundels and auspicious piled clouds against a ground of mustard yellow. Slight water damage. Central field surrounded by a brown satin damask border decorated with auspicious bat and shou motifs. Thread colors include: magenta, dark blue, white, green, pink. Silk and metallic (silver color) thread – metallic thread wrapped around a core of violet silk (both Z-twist) (five end?) brocaded satin weave. Border is satin damask.


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