Pavilions made of motifs much like Roman columns can be recognized on this piece of jin-silk fragment. Patterns of confronted animals were filled in the blanks of buildings. The similarity between the building pattern on this piece and the Colosseum of Rome implies that designer of this piece might have been influenced by the western architecture elements such as columns and arches.


  • Title: Jin-silk with Pavilion and Confronted-animal Pattern
  • Location: China
  • Location Created: China
  • Type: Textiles
  • Materials and techniques: Silk, Brocade
  • Dynasty: Northern dynasties
  • Dimensions: 25cm x 61cm

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