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21 October 2017 - 22 July 2018, Spirited Creatures: Animal Representations in Chinese Silk and Lacquer, New York, USA - Selvedge Magazine

21 October 2017 - 22 July 2018, Spirited Creatures: Animal Representations in Chinese Silk and Lacquer, New York, USA

 

This exhibition will explore how real and mythical animals—such as the dragon, unicorn, phoenix, lion, ox, and butterfly—are depicted on luxury materials of late imperial China. Presenting 20 textiles and 50 lacquers spanning several hundred years—from the 13th to the 19th century—the exhibition will highlight the imagery on a wide range of objects: dragon robes, rank badges, and tapestry panels for interior decoration, as well as many different types of lacquer vessels from imperial workshops. The objects are drawn exclusively from The Met collection, and some have not been on display for several decades. 



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