03 janvier 2017

Golden pheasant, second rank civil official, 1700s-early 1800s

Golden pheasant, second rank civil official, 1700s-early 1800s. Woven silk and metal thread tapestry with painted details, height: 11 1/4 in, 28.575 cm; width: 12 in, 30.48 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant & Betty Grant Austin, 1977.229 © Denver Art Museum Black silk with pheasant surrounded by many symbolic shapes: trees, mountains, ocean, pearls, musical stones, lotus pod, clouds, bats. Metallic (gold) edges and accents. Back lined in lime green.