Altar frontal

Designs of Manchurian crane, waves, clouds and "Isles of the Blessed", and Taoist symbols. Satin stitch in variegated colors and couched gold twist on green satin ground. Tapestry band at top with longevity symbols.

Provenance

Anonymous gift (Miss Eleanor Gardiner) to the MFA

Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Altar frontal

  • Chinese, Qing dynasty, 17th century
China
Dimensions
Overall: 66.5 x 58 cm (26 3/16 x 22 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin embroidered with floss silks and couched gold-wrapped threads
Classification
Textiles
Accession Number
41.821
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