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Altar frontal with design of horsemen, figures, pavilions, flowering trees, birds and clouds in blue, beige, green and light brown silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue satin ground (probably Japanese fabric); above which is a band with design of...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese with Japanese fabric, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

184.5 x 97 cm (72 5/8 x 38 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.116

Medium or Technique

Silk satin ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave; top: silk satin embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles