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

Brocade with Soaring Phoenixes among Clouds

Brocade with Soaring Phoenixes among Clouds

1100s–1200s

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

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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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