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Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Dates/Places: China
Creator Active Place: China
Creator Name-CRT: China, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)
Title: Textile with Phoenixes and Dragons
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1279
Creation End Date: 1368
Creation Date: 1279-1368
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: lampas, silk and gold thread
Dimensions: Overall: 20.35cm x 20.35cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1995.73
Credit Line: Edward L. Whittemore Fund
Context: Textile with Phoenixes and DragonsLampas; silk and gold threadChina, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)The Cleveland Museum of Art, Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1995.73(Cat. no. 42)This is one of the very few northern Chinese silk and gold textiles to havesurvived from the Yuan dynasty. The curled dragons chasing pearls, thephoenixes, and the background of tiny hexagons are Chinese motifs, but thelobed roundels enclosing the dragons and phoenixes indicate the influenceof eastern Iranian craftsmen who had been relocated to northern China.A red and gold silk woven with the same pattern is preserved in Beijing.The extraordinary survival of the two silks demonstrates that patterns weretypically used over and over.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1995.73
AMICA Library Year: 1998
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