Cushion cover for throne

Chinese
Qing dynasty
late 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

92.2 x 92.7 cm (36 5/16 x 36 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1982.676

Medium or Technique

Silk damask embroidered with silk

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Square cushion cover for throne seat with design in main field of blue silk damask with interlocking key fret pattern, central medallion with two dragons chasing flaming pearl of wisdom surrounded by auspicious clouds, a bat in each corner and a peony motif in between embroidered in polychrome silk; outer border has cracked ice pattern and plum blossom motifs.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Barbara Deering Danielson to the MFA, December 8, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Deering Danielson