15 - 16 March 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MYRNA AND SAM MYERS
A OLIVE-GREEN BROCADED SILK SATIN BUDDHIST MANTLE, KESA
THE FABRIC 17TH CENTURY
The panel incorporates portions of two four-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, each above two smaller dragons confronting flaming pearls, amidst shou characters and cranes, and separated by white silk braids into seven vertical segmented panels separated by plain narrow strips.
44 1/8 x 79 in. (112.1 x 200.6 cm.)
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J. E. Vollmer, Silks for Thrones and Altars: Chinese Costumes and Textiles from the Liao through the Qing Dynasty, Myrna Myers, Paris, 2003, p. 140, no. 77.
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