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Fragment of silk cloth

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Fragment of silk cloth with design of "the three rams and the three friends" in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a blue-green silk satin ground.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA in 1907

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Ming dynasty, 16th–17th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

27.5 x 37 cm (10 13/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.850

Medium or Technique

Silk satin with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles