Object Place: China
86.4 x 106.7 cm (34 x 42 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, voided velvet; cut-pile on a twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave
Not On View
Altar frontal of orange velvet with design in silver gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts of large central dragon with pearl of wisdom flanked with two smaller dragons and various auspicious symbols and border on three sides of scrolling floral pattern; valance at top has design of central pearl of wisdom with flanking dragons and auspicious clouds and border on three sides of scrolling floral pattern; band across the top of white plain-weave hemp or cotton.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA in 1924
Denman Waldo Ross Collection