25 juillet 2014

The Peabody Essex Museum's Chinese dresses

  Imperial Woman's Court Robe, China, first half of 1700s, silk, gold-wrapped thread © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Second Degree Daoist Priest’s Robe, late 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Silk, satin, gold wrapped thread, 49 ¼ x 71 ¾ inches. Museum purchase, 2003, E302178 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The back of this robe is embellished with a panoramic portrayal of the entire universe. On the right and left shoulder are the sun and the moon, the gold discs represent stars, and the hem is... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2014

The Peabody Essex Museum's Masterpieces of Chinese Textile

Textile Folding Screen, China, 18th-19th century, silk, embroidered silk, cotton © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Panel with Antique Motifs, Qing dynasty (1644-1911).Embroidered silk. Museum purchase, 2005, E302681 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. This panel imitates ink rubbings of ancient roof tiles, complemented by a descriptive calligraphic inscription. In addition to serving as a testament to the persistence of antiquarian themes in Chinese art, the panel demonstrates the aesthetic of the brush,... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2014

Debut installation of Peabody Essex Museum's new curator of Chinese and East Asian art

Wedding Headdress, China, kingfisher feathers, silk, enamel, brass, beads, pearls, semi-precious stone. © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum SALEM, MASS.- The Peabody Essex Museum presents Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art, an installation featuring a selection of more than 30 works spanning 3,000 years which have been drawn from the museum's renowned Chinese collection. Organized by Daisy Yiyou Wang, PEM's recently appointed curator of Chinese and East Asian art, this installation examines how festivals, ceremonies... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2014

Canopy with Dragon Among Flowers, late 1100s, China; Center: Southern Song dynasty; Border: Ming dynasty

Canopy with Dragon Among Flowers, late 1100s, China; Center: Southern Song dynasty (1127-1270); Border: Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Center: silk, gold; tapestry weave (kesi) Border: silk, gold; lampas, Overall - h:87.00 w:84.50 cm (h:34 1/4 w:33 1/4 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1995.1, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
12 octobre 2013

Coat, 1800–1943, Chinese, silk, metal

Coat, 1800–1943, Chinese, silk, metal. Length: 45 1/2 in. (115.6 cm). Gift of Mrs. John Jay Whitehead, 1943. C.I.43.13.4 © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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12 octobre 2013

Coat, 1800–1943, Chinese, silk, metal

Coat, 1800–1943, Chinese, silk, metal. Length: 46 in. (116.8 cm). Gift of Mrs. John Jay Whitehead, 1943. C.I.43.13.1. © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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12 octobre 2013

Coat, 1850–1900. Chinese, silk, metal

Coat, 1850–1900. Chinese, silk, metal. Length: 30 1/4 in. (76.8 cm). Gift of Dorothy A. Gordon and Virgina A. White, in Memory of Madge Ashley, 1973. 1973.291.1. © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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21 octobre 2012

A fine and very rare silk kesi panel, Central Asia, Yuan dynasty, 13th ct. or early

A fine and very rare silk kesi panel, Central Asia, Yuan dynasty, 13th ct. or early. Photo Nagel Woven with gold lions, leaves, palmettes, buds and smaller flowers in a repeating pattern of parallel rows, which face first left, then right. The lions with curly coats and manes, their mouths open and tongues protruding; their bodies worked in gold thread, made from gold leaf on an animal substrate and edged in red silk, now faded; their manes in polychrome silks. The leaves, palmettes and flowers in naturalistic colours, edged in... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2012

Textile Fragment with Design of Boys Among Pomegranates and Flowers. Silk, 11th Century

Textile Fragment with Design of Boys Among Pomegranates and Flowers. Silk, 11th Century. L x W: 12 3/8 x 14 in. 51.157. Founders Society Purchase, Octavia W. Bates Fund. Photo ©2012, Detroit Institute of Arts Provenance: Mr. Loewi (dealer)
17 juillet 2012

England, Coat (detail)1740s, silk, wool, linen, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

England, Coat (detail) 1740s, silk, wool, linen, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 


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