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Altar valance or hanging

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Altar valance or hanging of dark red silk damask with design of horizontal bands of Chinese lions along the bottom, phoenix and pomegranates in the middle and butterflies and gourds along the top embroidered in blue, green, yellow and white silk, black cord and couched gold-wrapped thread; trimmed...

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Lent by Denman W. Ross, Oct. 24, 1913. Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 1, 1915

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, Late 19th century

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80 x 51.5 cm (31 1/2 x 20 1/4 in.)

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Silk damask embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts