Unknown Artist

Section of official brocade dragon robe

Location
Not on display
Further information

On the top of the panel is a large five-clawed dragon curling around a pearl, while down below are two smaller profile dragons each holding a pearl in one of their sharp claws. A five-peaked mountain stands among the rolling waves at the bottom. Ruyi-shaped (literally, 'as you like') clouds are embroidered against a blue background. This panel is converted from a high rank official dragon robe.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911
Year
18th century
Media
Textile
Medium
embroidered silk
Dimensions
142.5 x 90.5 cm (irreg.)
Credit
Gift of Mrs H. Dresdner 2004
Accession number
269.2004