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Fragment of altar valance (one of three)

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Fragment of valance with design of dragon roundels, bats and auspicious clouds in silk slit tapestry (kesi) in polychrome silk and gold-wrapped threads on a dark blue ground. See 15.580

Provenance

Lent by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, October 24, 1913; Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, October 24, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1650 to 1700

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 24 13/16 x 10 5/16 in. (63 x 26.2 cm)

Accession Number

15.588

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold-wrapped thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles