Decorative Pendant (China)

Decorative pendant, China, early 15th century. Decorative pendant, China, early 15th century. Copyright Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 1989.4.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York houses a decorative pendant made of silk and metal thread embroidery on a silk satin back material. It measures 65 x 30.5 cm and has been dated to the early fifteenth century, in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

The pendant shows various auspicious symbols and may have adorned, according to curatorial information, a large Buddha statue. There is a Tibetan text on the back stating that the pendant was given by an abbot or master to the mothers of sentient beings.

Metropolitan Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 7 January 2017).

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