Fragment from a Garment (smaller fragment, outer layer)


The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

This textile preserves part of an overall design of large, radiating floral motifs arranged in staggered, horizontal rows. In the spaces between are pairs of flying cranes and cloud scrolls that are common motifs in Liao paintings and decorative arts. The loose structure of the pattern and the naturalism of the motifs represent the final evolution of a pattern that had originated in the Tang dynasty (AD 618–907).

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  • Title: Fragment from a Garment (smaller fragment, outer layer)
  • Date Created: 900s
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 35.9 x 46 cm (14 1/8 x 18 1/8 in.); Mounted: 48.9 x 58.4 cm (19 1/4 x 23 in.)
  • Type: Textile
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1992.112.2.a
  • Medium: weft-faced compound twill, silk
  • Department: Textiles
  • Culture: China, Liao dynasty (907-1125), 10th century
  • Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
  • Collection: Textiles
  • Accession Number: 1992.112.2.a

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