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Fragment of silk fabric

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Fragment of silk fabric with design of rows of repeating horseshoe motif with flower (peony) base enclosing a flying bird, alternating with stylized flower with crescent leaf in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark green twill-weave silk ground; possibly made...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Gertrude Townsend to the MFA in 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

Southern Chinese, Ming dynasty, 14th or 15th century

Object Place

Southern, China

Dimensions

18 x 17 cm (7 1/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.939

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles