Embroidered panel

Chinese
1880–1910


Object Place: China

Dimensions

236 x 109 cm (92 15/16 x 42 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.441

Medium or Technique

Silk floss and gilt paper embroidered on silk satin, silk velvet, silk net with tassels, silk and velvet backing, and brass hooks.

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Large dragon above another fantastic animal surrounded by clouds, etc. Bordered lengthwise by birds, insects and naturalistic flowers. Upper panel contains a swooping owl (?) and floral motives. Polychrome floss silk and gilt mulberry yarns plus velvet on a silk ground. Very good condition. Stained lower edge on 44.442. Panel used as a portiere.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection