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1780-1850 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Chinese Imperial dragon robe of silk tapestry weave (kesi). Yellow and blue ground. Sky, earth and water, 9 large 5-clawed dragons pursuing and clasping sacred discs among clouds, bats, the 12 symbols and symbols of longevity (worked in red, pink, blue, yellow and white silks and gold thread) on a yellow and blue fret background. Collar and cuffs of similar design with fret background. Lined with yellow satin.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk tapestry (<i>kesi</i>)
Brief Description
Imperial dragon robe, silk tapestry weave (kesi), China, Qing dynasty, 1780-1850.
Physical Description
Chinese Imperial dragon robe of silk tapestry weave (kesi). Yellow and blue ground. Sky, earth and water, 9 large 5-clawed dragons pursuing and clasping sacred discs among clouds, bats, the 12 symbols and symbols of longevity (worked in red, pink, blue, yellow and white silks and gold thread) on a yellow and blue fret background. Collar and cuffs of similar design with fret background. Lined with yellow satin.
Dimensions
  • Length: 154cm
  • Width: 194cm
Style
Credit line
Purchased with Art Fund support
Object history
Registered File number 1947/374. From the collection of Bernard Vuilleumier.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Baker, Malcolm, and Brenda Richardson (eds.), A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V&A Publications, 1999.
Collection
Accession Number
T.199-1948

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record createdNovember 26, 2003
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