Panel with the Moon Goddess and Attendants
Song (960–1279)–Yuan (1271–1368) dynasty
Plain-weave silk brocaded with silk and metallic thread
Overall: 11 x 24 in. (27.9 x 61 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Not on view
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.