An image of Front facing dragon roundel with brown background

Unknown Artist

Front facing dragon roundel with brown background

Other titles:
Dragon roundel
Location
Not on display
Further information

The background colour in the roundel is brown. The five claw dragon is surrounded by clouds of auspicious colours and rolling waves which have colour gradations. The most significant colours for high ranking members of the Imperial Family were 'yellow', followed by 'apricot' and 'brown'. The 1759 edict of the Qianlong Emperor stipulated that garments for the imperial family should have clouds of five colours as omens of happy augury. This theme has been taken up with this roundel with cloud forms of gold, pink, green, dark blue and borders of white.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 29 May 2002.

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911
Year
circa 1775
Media
Textile
Medium
embroidery
Dimensions
29.0 x 31.5 x 0.2 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Judith & Ken Rutherford 2002
Accession number
194.2002