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Divan cover (kang)

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Divan cushion cover of slit tapestry in silk and gold-metallic thread with design of lotus and peony, patterned with ink and color, interlaced with gold-metallic scrolls at center; probably made for the imperial palace.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, 1895. Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, third quarter 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

12.2 x 137 cm (4 13/16 x 53 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.211

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-metallic slit tapestry (kesi), painted with ink

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles