North China, Mongol period, 13th - mid-14th century / Brocade with Hares / 13th to mid 14th CenturyNorth China, Mongol period, 13th - mid-14th century
Brocade with Hares
13th to mid 14th Century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Dates/Places: North China
Creator Active Place: North China
Creator Name-CRT: North China, Mongol period, 13th - mid-14th century
Title: Brocade with Hares
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1366
Creation Date: 13th to mid 14th Century
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: tabby, brocaded; silk and gold thread
Dimensions: Overall: 26cm x 42.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1991.113
Credit Line: Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Lisbet Holmes
Context: Brocade with HaresTabby, brocaded; silk and gold threadNorthern China, Mongol Period (1207-1368)The Cleveland Museum of Art, Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of LisbetHolmes 1991.113(Cat. no. 34)The motif of the hare among bushes may relate to the huntingactivities ofthe Khitan, the Jurchen, and the Mongols. Hare hunts are recorded in theLiaoshi (History of the Liao Dynasty) and were often reported by envoysreturning to China from the northern states.The asymmetry of the image in this textile is characteristic of Jinbrocades. However, the paired (instead of single) warps reveal theinfluence of craftsmen from the eastern Iranian world and therefore datesthe textile to the Mongol period.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1991.113
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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