Central Asia, Jin dynasty (1115-1234) / Brocade with Phoenixes / 1115 - 1234Central Asia, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)
Brocade with Phoenixes
1115 - 1234

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Central Asian
Creator Name-CRT: Central Asia, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)
Title: Brocade with Phoenixes
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1115
Creation End Date: 1234
Creation Date: 1115 - 1234
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: tabby, brocaded; silk and gold thread
Dimensions: Overall: 82cm x 29.7cm, Part 1: 82cm x 25.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1994.27
Credit Line: Gift of The Textile Art Alliance
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Context: Brocade with PhoenixesTabby, brocaded; silk and gold threadJin Dynasty (1115-1234)The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of The Textile Art Alliance 1994.27(Cat. no. 32)This elegant brocade of phoenixes, seen almost frontally, is woven withgold thread made from flat strips of gilded paper instead of the usualstrips of gilded parchment. This suggests that the textile was woven in thesouthern part of the Jin state that had been annexed from the Chinese.Although probably intended to serve as secular clothing, this textile endedup in a Buddhist institution. The end was folded and stamped in red inkwith a seated Buddha flanked by two Bodhisattvas (now faint and up-sidedown). Two Tibetan inscriptions were also stamped (translation: 'TheBhagavan, the Tathagata, theArhat, the completely perfect Buddha,' and'Salutations to Blo gnas.') Above, an isolated letter ka indicates that thetextile was used to cover the first volume of a set of books.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1994.27
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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