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A SILK 'DRAGON MEDALLION' FRAGMENT YUAN DYNASTY
Estimate
4,0006,000
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251
A SILK 'DRAGON MEDALLION' FRAGMENT YUAN DYNASTY
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A SILK 'DRAGON MEDALLION' FRAGMENT YUAN DYNASTY
the square fragment woven with lobed medallions enclosing coiled dragons against a field of flame wisps and auspicious emblems, the decoration formed from exposed rose-colored silk threads reserved from the weft of flat silvered paper strips
Height 15 3/4  in., 40 cm; Width 17 in., 43 cm
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Catalogue Note

Central Asian textiles with lobed medallions were introduced in China during the Sui and Tang dynasties. Such textiles were prized, and could be used as currency or to express one's wealth. The lobed medallions were translated into Chinese brocades and continued to be cherished during the Mongol Yuan period. Compare another Yuan dynasty gold-faced paper and silk woven brocade fragment with a similar dragon medallion design from the Amy S. Clague Collection, published in Weaving China's Past, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, 2000, cat. no. 2.

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