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Altar frontal with design of cosmic waves and mountain, above which is a central dragon surrounded by smaller dragons and auspicious clouds and three-sided border with repeating floral motifs in polychrome silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a red...

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Provenance

Bequest from Charles Henry Parker to the MFA, 1908

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1700 to 1725

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 36 1/2 x 37 1/2 in. (92.7 x 95.3 cm)

Accession Number

08.273

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps om twill-weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles