Brocade with Djeiran Gazing at the Moon

Silk and gold thread; tabby, brocaded | 109.8 x 38.5cm | 1115-1234

Unknown Artist

The mysterious image of a deerlike animal gazing up at the moon among clouds has been variously interpreted over many centuries. The animal, lying down with one foreleg extended and looking back, originated as a djeiran, or Central Asian ant...
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