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Tibetan hanging banner (thanka) with design of Buddhist devotee (bodhisattva) on a lotus blossom embroidered in polychrome silk on a dark blue silk satin ground; borders of gold and pale green silk damask.

Provenance

Charles Bain Hoyt Fund; purchased by the MFA, 1989

Credit Line

Charles Bain Hoyt Fund

Chinese, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 31 7/8 x 21 5/8 in. (81 x 55 cm)

Accession Number

1989.319

Medium or Technique

Silk satin ground embroidered with silk, silk damask borders

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles