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Fragment of a valance (probably from an altar frontal)

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Fragment of valance for altar frontal in slit tapestry (kesi) with design of mountain and waves above which are two dragons flanking the Sacred Pearl of Wisdom in red, pink, green, blue and white silk and gold-wrapped thread on a dark blue ground; the edges of the dragons' eyes are woven with...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on March 17, 1903

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1650–1700

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23 x 108 cm (9 1/16 x 42 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi)


Textiles and Fashion Arts