Brocade with Soaring Phoenixes among Clouds

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.)
Location: not on view
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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.
Brocade with Soaring Phoenixes among Clouds

Brocade with Soaring Phoenixes among Clouds


China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

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