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Embroidered wall hanging with lion-dog design

Photo: Scott Leen

Embroidered wall hanging with lion-dog design

late 19th century

This intricately embroidered wall hanging features lion-dogs with large peony flowers, which indicate an affiliation with China. One theory suggests that the lion-dog had been brought to Japan from China via Korea.
Silk cloth with embroidery
63 11/16 x 36 7/8 in. (161.7 x 93.7 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Bessie L. Tornroth and Mrs. Eva Jansen in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Blinn Stevens.
Photo: Scott Leen
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Deities and Demons: Supernatural in Japanese Art, Oct. 20, 2022 - ongoing.

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