17 - 18 September 2015
A LARGE MIDNIGHT-BLUE SILK EMBROIDERED 'DRAGON' HANGING
The panel is embroidered with a central, quatrefoil-shaped section comprising a central, front-facing, five-clawed dragon above two smaller dragons confronting a flaming pearl below, all amidst ruyi-form clouds and above the terrestrial diagram. There are two further dragons on either side and two more below, and the four corners are embroidered with shou-character roundels within floral scroll, all embroidered in shades of green, blue, pink, white and gold-wrapped threads on a deep midnight-blue ground.
73 x 67 in. (185.4 x 170.2 cm.)
Diane Genre Collection, New Orleans, acquired in the mid-1990s.
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