Altar valance or hanging

Chinese
Qing dynasty
Late 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

80 x 51.5 cm (31 1/2 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15.550

Medium or Technique

Silk damask embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Altar valance or hanging of dark red silk damask with design of horizontal bands of Chinese lions along the bottom, phoenix and pomegranates in the middle and butterflies and gourds along the top embroidered in blue, green, yellow and white silk, black cord and couched gold-wrapped thread; trimmed with bands of black satin piped with light blue satin; lined with white plain-weave cotton.

Provenance

Lent by Denman W. Ross, Oct. 24, 1913. Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection