A yellow-ground rectangular 'dragon' carpet
19th century, five-character hall mark Taihe Dian bei yong (for use in the Hall of Supreme Harmony)
The rectangular carpet woven in shades of blue, pale blue, green and yellow with metallic wire on a pale honey ground, decorated with a ferocious full-faced five-clawed dragon encircled by ten smaller ones symmetrically placed above and below the main one, all within a diaper border with the five-character inscription to the top.
244cm x 160cm (96in x 63in)
Chinese Works of Art
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