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Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Dates/Places: China
Creator Active Place: China
Creator Name-CRT: China, Yuan to early Ming dynasty, 14th century
Title: Embroidery from a Cloud Collar: Ocean, Rocks and Peonies
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1300
Creation End Date: 1399
Creation Date: 14th century
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Embroidery
Materials and Techniques: needleloop embroidery; silk and silver thread, silvered paper
Dimensions: Overall: 63.2cm x 59.9cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1993.10
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Context: Embroidery from a Cloud Collar: Ocean, Rocks, and PeoniesNeedleloop embroidery; silk and silver thread, silvered paperChina, 1300s, Yuan to early Ming Dynasty (1279-1424)The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1993.10(Cat. no. 55)Two themes have been combined in this embroidery. The tree peony and rocksresemble Chinese paintings of plants growing among rocks that wereassociated with gardens. Here, however, the rocks emerge directly from thesea, resembling the Taoist Islands of theImmortals in the Eastern Ocean.In the background are Buddhist and Taoist symbols.Judging from the bracketed border in the lower portion, the embroiderypreserves most of one lobe of a cloud-collar medallion. Each of the threeother lobes would have been embroidered with the same design.Although fragmentary, this textile is an outstanding example of needleloopembroidery. Especially fine is the intricacy of the diaper patterns of tinyholes through which the silvered paper beneath sparkles.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1993.10
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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