China, Liao dynasty (907-1125), 10th century / Fragment from a Garment (smaller fragment, outer layer) / 10th centuryChina, Liao dynasty (907-1125), 10th century
Fragment from a Garment (smaller fragment, outer layer)
10th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Dates/Places: China
Creator Active Place: China
Creator Name-CRT: China, Liao dynasty (907-1125), 10th century
Title: Fragment from a Garment (smaller fragment, outer layer)
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 900
Creation End Date: 999
Creation Date: 10th century
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: weft-faced compound twill, silk
Dimensions: Overall: 37.1cm x 46.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1992.112.2.a
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Context: Textile with Flowers, Cranes, and CloudsWeft-faced compound twill; silkLiao Dynasty (907-1125), 900sThe Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 1992.112a(Cat. no. 9)This textile preserves part of an overall design of large, radiating floralmotifs arranged in staggered, horizontal rows. In the spaces between arepairs of flying cranes and cloud scrolls that are common motifs in Liaopaintings and decorative arts. The loose structure of the pattern and thenaturalism of the motifs represent the finalevolution of a pattern thathad originated in the Tang dynasty (ad 618-907). (See the Child's Pants[cat. no. 5] at the beginning of the exhibition.)
AMICA ID: CMA_.1992.112.2.a
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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