Temple banners, pair, made up of five long strips of various brocades and attached to a flat, shaped plaque of wood covered with gold-colored satin brocade and bordered with a shaped band of brown velvet. The brocades making up each banner strip include pale gold-colored satin with rows of dragon medallions and stylizedclouds in gold and colors; tan and gold; green satin with dragon medaliions and clouds; blue with large medallion diaper; deep gold color with large flowers in green; etc. Lining of faded brick-red raw silk.

Temple Banner, 18th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Silk brocade, velvetexpand_more

The John R. Van Derlip Fundexpand_more  42.8.319.1

Not on Viewexpand_more

The alternating dragon roundel and stylized cloud pattern in these brocades were developed as early as the 1600s and are often seen in textiles from the 1700s and 1800s. They are usually associated with Buddhist temples.

Details
Title
Temple Banner
Role
Artist
Dimension
H.126-1/4 x W.17-7/8 in.
Accession Number
42.8.319.1
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Temple banners, pair, made up of five long strips of various brocades and attached to a flat, shaped plaque of wood covered with gold-colored satin brocade and bordered with a shaped band of brown velvet. The brocades making up each banner strip include pale gold-colored satin with rows of dragon medallions and stylizedclouds in gold and colors; tan and gold; green satin with dragon medaliions and clouds; blue with large medallion diaper; deep gold color with large flowers in green; etc. Lining of faded brick-red raw silk.