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Niche valance

1725–50


Dimensions

80 x 92 cm (31 1/2 x 36 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15.801

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Niche valance with design of five Ming-style dragons, auspicious clouds and bats on a yellow ground on the lower part; above which is a panel with design of peonies, lotus, flower blossoms and butterflies on a reddish-orange ground. The design is woven with red, blues, greens, yellow, brownish-white and gold silk; border with key fretwork pattern in red on blue ground.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection