Fragment of altar valance (one of three)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
second half of 17th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height x width: 25 x 10 7/16 in. (63.5 x 26.5 cm)

Accession Number

15.580

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold-wrapped thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of valance with design of dragon roundels, bats and auspicious clouds in silk slit tapestry (kesi) in polychrome silk and gold-wrapped threads on a dark blue ground.

Provenance

Lent by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, October 24, 1913; Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, October 24, 1913

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection