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Embroidered handscreen. Polychrome silk and gilt-silver yarns in design of penies, pomegranates and characters symbolizing longevity embroidered in Peking stitch on tan patterned silk over stiff foundation; green figured silk binding; tan patterned silk over stiff form at handle (obverse). Dark...

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Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Chinese for export, about 1830–40

Object Place

China

Dimensions

21.5 x 36 cm (8 7/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.545

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes