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Panel with the Moon Goddess and Attendants

Period:
Song (960–1279)–Yuan (1271–1368) dynasty
Date:
12th–13th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Plain-weave silk brocaded with silk and metallic thread
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 x 24 in. (27.9 x 61 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.156.25
  • Description

    The ornate style of clothing worn by these four women suggests they are immortals. The osmanthus leaf held by the largest figure, at the right, identifies her as the Moon Goddess Chang’e, who inhabits her celestial palace along with a rabbit that prepares the elixir of long life.

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