Fragment of a valance (probably from an altar frontal)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1650–1700


Object Place: China

Dimensions

23 x 108 cm (9 1/16 x 42 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

03.719

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of valance for altar frontal in slit tapestry (kesi) with design of mountain and waves above which are two dragons flanking the Sacred Pearl of Wisdom in red, pink, green, blue and white silk and gold-wrapped thread on a dark blue ground; the edges of the dragons’ eyes are woven with peacock feathers.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on March 17, 1903

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection