Pictorial tapestry panel

Chinese
Ching dynasty
1910 to 1920


Object Place: China

Dimensions

154 x 207 cm (60 5/8 x 81 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.793

Medium or Technique

Silk tapestry-weave with silk and metallic gold yarns

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel for screen or valance of silk tapestry-weave with design of story of the Three Kingdoms. Main field: two men seated at tables and their retainers watching a duel within an encampment surrounded by battling groups of mounted and unmounted warriors; meeting between Chinese and Nomadic generals; Upper field: God with bag of tricks throwing out swords against advancing warriors; narrow band separating top and bottom field has design of various good luck symbols, including scrolls and coins; border on four sides with flower and vine motif. Possibly a scene from the Peking Opera. Imitation of Ming textiles with some details painted in with ink.

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