Altar frontal

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1800 to 1820


Object Place: China

Dimensions

97 x 90 cm (38 3/16 x 35 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.660

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Altar frontal in red silk slit tapestry with design across the bottom of cosmic mountain and wave pattern, above which are two fish, peonies, circular character for longevity, scrolling ribbon, bats and swastika motifs in blue, white, gray and grayish-brown silk and gold; upper valance has design of fretwork and peonies; band of blue plain-weave linen or cotton sewn along the top edge and lined with same fabric.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, February 15, 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection