Fragment of silk fabric

Southern Chinese
Ming dynasty
14th or 15th century


Object Place: Southern, China

Dimensions

18 x 17 cm (7 1/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.939

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of silk fabric with design of rows of repeating horseshoe motif with flower (peony) base enclosing a flying bird, alternating with stylized flower with crescent leaf in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark green twill-weave silk ground; possibly made for Western market.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Gertrude Townsend to the MFA in 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend