Oct 13, 2015
Oct 13, 2015
Oct 13, 2015

Brocade with Soaring Phoenixes among Clouds

Brocade with Soaring Phoenixes among Clouds


Silk and gold thread; tabby, brocaded

Overall: 56.2 x 62.2 cm (22 1/8 x 24 1/2 in.); Mounted: 69.5 x 74 cm (27 3/8 x 29 1/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1994.292


Did you know?

Textiles like this, which were probably exported from China to Iran, helped transmit the phoenix motif into Ilkhanid decorative arts.


The gold-brocaded designs of Jin brocades, such as this example with graceful phoenixes soaring into clouds, are typically asymmetrical. Moreover, they have no frame or border, and appear to have been cut out of larger decorative images.

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