Mandarin square (one of two)

Chinese
18th–19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

20.2 x 18.4 cm (7 15/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.791a

Medium or Technique

Silk floss embroidered on a silk ground, and cotton backing

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Two leopards, one above the other, amidst cloud, wave and other motives, polychrome silk yarns on a green silk ground over a cotton base. Ground worn through in many areas; remnants of outer border of green silk on cotton.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA on October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection