Confronted Birds (China)

Fragment of Chinese embroidery showing two opposed birds. China, early 8th century. Fragment of Chinese embroidery showing two opposed birds. China, early 8th century. Copyright Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 1996.103.2.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York houses a small fragment of Chinese embroidery that shows two confronted birds. The fragment measures 31.1 x 36.8 cm and is worked in silk on a silk ground material. It is dated to the early eighth century. The pattern with the two opposed birds was popular in the early Tang period (Tang Dynasty: 618-907).

Metropolitan Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 9 November 2016).

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