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Hanging panel of silk slit tapestry (kesi) with design of mounted figures on battlefield in polychrome silk and gold-metallic thread on a gold-metallic ground; border on four sides with design of horses, tigers and mythological beasts in polychrome silk and gold-metallic thread on a dark...

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Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Horatio G. Curtis, in memory of her husband, Horatio G. Curtis, to the MFA, April 3, 1924

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis

Chinese, Republic period (1912-1949), about 1920

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 34 1/4 x 35 in. (87 x 88.9 cm)

Accession Number

24.155

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles