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Chinese
17th century


Object Place, China

Dimensions

Overall: 66.5 x 58 cm (26 3/16 x 22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

41.821

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with floss silks and couched gold-wrapped threads

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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