[X] cloud [X] mythological animal [X] Chinese Art
41 objects
F1911.462

Disk (bi)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1911.462
F1917.130

Skull-shaped bowl with molded decoration of dragons in clouds

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1917.130
<p>Bowl: half egg-shell (skull-?) shape divided longitudinally. Perforation at one end. Wood stand. Clay: hard, white, finely speckled. Glaze: cream-white; rim unglazed. Decoration: in slight relief in the paste, under glaze. Monochrome &#8212; creamy white glaze.</p>
F2017.7

Rank badge – double phoenix

https://asia.si.edu/object/F2017.7
<p>&#8220;Ming-period insignia (rank) badge woven in the kesi (slit, or discontinuous-weft, tapestry) tecnhique that depicts a band of swirling water at the bottom, behind which a blue rock sits flanked by two peony flowers. A phoenix perches on the rock. A second phoenix flies amongst elongated clouds in the sky, swooping down towards its mate. &#8230;</p>
F1965.4

Dish with design of dragons and clouds

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1965.4
<p>Dish with slightly flaring plain rim. Polychrome. Clay: fine white porcelain. Glaze: transparent. Decoration: five-clawed dragons among clouds in overglaze iron red inside and out. 6-character Hsuan-te mark in underglaze blue on base.</p>
F1953.63a-b

Round box with dragon and flower

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1953.63a-b
<p>Decorations carved in relief and countersunk decoration carved in black and tan intaglio. The box bears a mark on the base.</p>