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Fragment of altar frontal

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Fragment of valance for altar frontal with design of dragons and clouds in blue, green, white, gold and tan silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a red silk satin ground.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, last quarter 18th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 68 x 22.5 cm (26 3/4 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.132

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles