Altar frontal

Chinese
Qing dynasty
late 16th–mid-17th century


Object Place: China

Accession Number

40.173b

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Altar frontal in blue silk satin with design of lotus, cranes, butterflies and dragonflies in polychrome silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; border with serpentine arabesque pattern in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; missing top valance. Pair with 40.173.

Credit Line

Given in memory of Chie Hirano by her friends