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Length of silk samite fabric with repeating pattern of parallel rows of pink peonies encircled by scrolling foliage in green and blue on a reddish-orange ground; mounted on wood stretcher.

Provenance

Acquired by dealer in 1993; because of its excellent condition, it was probably preserved in the dry climate of Tibet. Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Marshall H. Gould Fund

Chinese, Song or Yuan dynasty, 12th–14th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

59 x 110 cm (23 1/4 x 43 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1999.128

Medium or Technique

Silk samite

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles