Valance for altar table

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1650–1700


Object Place: Ch'ing Dynasty, China

Dimensions

28.5 x 250 cm (11 1/4 x 98 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

36.74

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze ground embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Altar valance with design of lozenge patterns containing flowers, crane, swastika, crab and other symbols, in solid Florentine stitch embroidery on a silk gauze ground in red, blue, green, brown, tan and yellow silk; medallions in satin stitch with character “shou” in couched gold-wrapped thread; running dragons facing each other with character “shou” between them in couched gold-wrapped thread; silk damask ties attached along the top edge; lined with beige plain-weave silk.

Provenance

Gift of Dudley Leavitt Pickman to the MFA on January 9, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Dudley Leavitt Pickman