The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of May 21, 2024

Painted Panel of Character "Dragon"

Painted Panel of Character "Dragon"

early 1900s
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

This set of four colorful hanging scrolls may have been used in an outdoor Buddhist ritual to evoke heavenly blessings.

Description

This set of four colorful hanging scrolls may have been used in an outdoor Buddhist ritual to evoke heavenly blessings. Each hanging scroll bears four different characters: tiger, dragon, whistle, and recite. Traditionally, tiger and dragon belong to the four directional guards, respectively west and east.
  • ?–1998
    Robert H. Ellsworth [1929–2014], New York, NY, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1998–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2014.
  • {{cite web|title=Painted Panel of Character "Dragon"|url=false|author=|year=early 1900s|access-date=21 May 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1998.119.2