Altar cover

Chinese
Qing dynasty
late 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

307.5 x 176 cm (121 1/16 x 69 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.499

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Altar cloth composed of two valances stitched together with design in main fields of lotus and leaf tendrils, butterflies and Eight Buddhist Symbols of good fortune surrounded by borders with repeating floral and Chinese coin motifs embroidered in polychrome silk on a white plain-weave cotton ground; lined with blue plain-weave silk.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, March 13, 1950

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection