Brocade with Soaring Phoenixes among Clouds

Brocade with Soaring Phoenixes among Clouds


Tabby, brocaded; silk and gold thread

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



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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