Dragon Amidst Flowers

Anonymous, Sung dynasty (A.D. 960-1279)
Tapestry. album leaf. 22.5 x 31.3 cm.

A five-clawed dragon rides among myriads of chrysanthemum, peonies, camellias and gardenias. The predominant colors are light brown, pale beige and green, harmoniously combined to make a richly patterned composition. On the two sides there are collectors' seals and the Emperor Ch'ien4ung's seal.

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