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RARE PANNEAU EN VELOURS BRODE
RARE PANNEAU EN VELOURS BRODE
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RARE PANNEAU EN VELOURS BRODE

CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, XVIEME SIECLE

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RARE PANNEAU EN VELOURS BRODE
CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, XVIEME SIECLE
Le panneau est orné d'un dragon au corps sinueux pourchassant la perle enflammée parmi les nuages.
Dimensions: 79,2 cm. x 112 cm. (31 1⁄8 in. x 44 1⁄8 in.)
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Post lot text
A RARE EMBROIDERED VELVET 'DRAGON' PANEL
CHINA, MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

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Lot Essay

The panel is taken from the yoke of a 16th century imperial robe. In the Ming dynasty, the use of five-clawed dragons on robes was reserved exclusively for the Emperor. Therefore, it is interesting to note that the fifth claw of this dragon has been covered. It has been suggested that this was possibly because it was intended as a gift to a Tibetan monastery. The present lot may be compared to the two panels depicting upright dragons embroidered on green velvet and exhibited in Chinese Textiles, Spink & Son Ltd., 5 - 23 December 1994, pp. 38-39, nos. 34 and 35.

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