Length of furnishing fabric

Chinese
Ming dynasty
1575–1625


Object Place: China

Dimensions

133.5 x 101.7 cm (52 9/16 x 40 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.71

Medium or Technique

Silk lampas

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Length of furnishing fabric in silk lampas with stylized lotus flowers within medallions superimposed at the center and corners of a square which is divided by radiating lines into segments where diapered textile patterns alternate with those containing an umbrella, a carp, vase, or banner; smaller floral medallions at secondary crossings in white, red, rose, dark blue, light blue, green, red-brown, yellow-brown silk on a gold silk ground.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Charles G. Smith's group to the MFA on March 1, 1934

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group