Fragment of velvet

Chinese
Qing dynasty
17th or 18th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

33 x 74 cm (13 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.905

Medium or Technique

Silk, voided velvet, cut-pile on a twill-weave ground with silk 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 velvet with design of acanthus leaves and lotus flowers with medallion-shaped Chinese character “shou” in the center in bluish-green, cream, pink and pale gold on a medium brown ground. One of four pieces: 31.902-5

Provenance

Gift from Yamanaka and Co. to the MFA, November 5, 1931

Credit Line

Gift of Yamanaka & Co.