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Fragment of velvet

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Fragment of velvet with design of acanthus leaves and lotus flowers with medallion-shaped Chinese character "shou" in the center in bluish-green, cream, pink and pale gold on a medium brown ground. One of four pieces: 31.902-5

Provenance

Gift from Yamanaka and Co. to the MFA, November 5, 1931

Credit Line

Gift of Yamanaka & Co.

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 17th or 18th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

18.5 x 85.5 cm (7 5/16 x 33 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.904

Medium or Technique

Silk, voided velvet, cut-pile on a twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles