Tiger pelt pillow
56 x 48 cm (22 x 19 in.)
|| light yellow, black (2)
|| complete with Ming silk brocade at both ends. Very good pile overall with scattered areas of moth damage.
|| A very rare pillow, most probably used by a High Lama, with a tiger pelt design consisting of a pile rug joined in a cylindrical form, filled with straw and contained at both ends by a refined silk brocade from the Ming period. I am not aware of other examples of this type published in the literature.