Panel of silk tapestry (kesi)
Object Place: China
Overall: 44.5 x 53.3 cm (17 1/2 x 20 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk tapestry weave
Not On View
Woven with silk and gold thread made of gilded paper. Deep reddish-salmon ground, with a design of waves, clouds, bats, and a hoho bird flying down towards the waves carrying the branch of a peony in his beak. The colors of the design are light and dark blue, violet, buff and black. Made to be used with 98.209.
Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.
Gift of Mrs. John L. Ross