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Altar frontal with design of peonies, gourds, bats and butterflies embroidered with polychrome silk on a dark red satin ground; band of grayish-green plain-weave linen sewn along the top edge.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 2, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1880 to 1899

Object Place

China

Dimensions

93 x 91 cm (36 5/8 x 35 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.106

Medium or Technique

Silk satin ground embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles