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Circular canopy with design of Chinese lions, butterflies and flowers in blue, green, yellow, black and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a red plain-weave silk ground; two narrow bands, attached at the top and hanging loose down on side, with Chinese characters...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 47 x 47 in. (119.4 x 119.4 cm)

Accession Number

15.643

Medium or Technique

Silk, bast fiber (ramie and hemp?), gold metallic thread; plain-weave ground, embroidered, couched

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles