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2005.5.221 - Silk Tapestry Weave Hanging

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Object Typehanging Artistunknown Date Made1644-1661

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Object Typehanging Artistunknown Date Made1644-1661
Accession Number 2005.5.221 Title Silk Tapestry Weave Hanging Category textiles Object Type hanging Artist unknown Date Made 1644-1661 Place Made China Culture Chinese Period Qing 17th century Materials silk tapestry weave with metal-wrapped and peacock feather-wrapped threads Materials Glossary Tapestry Weave View Materials Glossary Details » Measurements overall: 168.5 cm x 172 cm Description
This silk multi-coloured tapestry wall hanging features a typical imperial composition of numerous dragons, interpreted as a symbol of social order corresponding to Confucianism. The dragons are floating in the sky,…
This silk multi-coloured tapestry wall hanging features a typical imperial composition of numerous dragons, interpreted as a symbol of social order corresponding to Confucianism. The dragons are floating in the sky, surrounded by clouds, with rocks and waves below. They are all four-clawed dragons (mang) with various positions in the sky. In addition, there are auspicious Buddhist symbols interspersed throughout the sky.
Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2005.5.221 - Silk Tapestry Weave Hanging, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-19443. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Publications

Author Vollmer, John and Jacqueline Simcox
Title Emblems of Empire: Selections from the Mactaggart Art Collection
Publication Date 2009