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Panel with Peonies and Butterfly

Period:
Yuan (1271–1368) or Ming (1368–1644) dynasty
Date:
late 14th–15th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Needleloop embroidery of silk, gold paper, and gold thread on silk satin damask
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (21.6 x 26cm) Mount: 13 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (34.9 x 39.4 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph E. Hotung Gift, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.277
Not on view
Gold sparkles through small, geometric patterns imposed on a design of flowers and a butterfly. This combination of geometric patterns and embroidered designs is one of the hallmarks of needleloop embroidery.
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