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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1650–1700

Object Place

China

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

03.719

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles