09 août 2014

Pair of phoenix and dragon badges, Viet Nam, 20th century

Pair of phoenix and dragon badges, Viet Nam, 20th century; embroidered silk, 31.0 x 31.0 cm. Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2006, 301.2006.a-b. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney As far as is known, these two badges were usually worn by couples: female wore the phoenix and male wore the dragon. The phoenix is considered to be a symbol of virtue and peace in Vietnamese mythology and it is for this reason that queens used the phoenix as... [Lire la suite]
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