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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


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

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Gift of Yamanaka & Co.

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 17th or 18th century

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Height x width: 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. (43.8 x 31.8 cm)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts