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Provenance

Juan Yuan (b. 1764 - d. 1849). By about 1900, Wanyan Jingxian (d. by 1928), Beijing [see note 1];1912, sold by Wanyan Jingxian to Okakura Kakuzo (b. 1862 - d. 1913) for the MFA. (Accession Date: September 5, 1912) NOTES: [1] According to a statement in his own painting catalogue, Wanyan Jingxian lost this object (part of an album, MFA accession nos. 12.889 - 12.901) during the Boxer Rebellion, but recovered it shortly thereafter.

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Chinese, Song dynasty, late 12th century

Dimensions

Overall: 29.2 x 24 cm (11 1/2 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.888

Medium or Technique

Embroidery on brocade

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Textiles