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Imperial Japanese Tokugawa Rope Embroidery on Silk of Two Phoenixes

Imperial Japanese Tokugawa Rope Embroidery on Silk of Two Phoenixes


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1400812
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Very unusual largeJapanese rope embroidery on silk, the image is a pair of phoenixes, male and female, with the moon waxing and waning (full and crest). This is a privileged image made specially for the court. The pagoda shrine is central to the image centered around the imperial Tokugawa crest symbolizing the divine rule from heaven.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 40" W x 62 1/4" H (entire frame), 36 1/2" W x 58 1/2" H (embroidery without frame)