Front facing dragon roundel with imperial yellow background
- Other titles:
- Dragon roundel
- Not on display
- Further information
The background colour of imperial yellow and the medallion in the centre top of the first roundel indicate that it would have been used by a member of the imperial clan. The five claw dragon is floating in a cosmic setting surrounded by cloud forms in the auspicious colours. The mountain forms in the bottom waves represent the earth. Five bats represent the five states of happiness: long life, wealth, tranquillity, love, virtue and a peaceful death which crowns a lifetime of accomplishment. The roundel is brocade which would probably have been woven at the Cloud Brocade Institute in Nanjing.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 29 May 2002.
- Place of origin
- China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911
- circa 1750
- 31.9 x 30.0 x 0.2 cm
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Judith & Ken Rutherford 2002
- Accession number