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Friday, November 24, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Spirited Creatures: Animal Representations in Chinese Silk and Lacquer

The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue,
New York, New York, USA
Oct 21, 2017 To Jul 22, 2018


Detail: 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.

Phone No.: 212-535-7710
Site URL: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/spirited-creatures

Dish with Two Birds and Peonies
Dish with Two Birds and Peonies
China
Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Yongle period (1403–24)
H. 1/8 in. (0.3 cm); Diam. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm)
Carved red lacquer
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015

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