User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Length of fabric for curtain (?)

Start collecting

Length of fabric, probably part of a curtain, of reddish-orange pieced silk damask with woven design of auspicious clouds and embroidered with design of scrolling lotus in polychrome silk.


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Chinese, Ming dynasty, 1550–1625

Object Place



Height x width: 33 1/16 x 105 7/8 in. (84 x 269 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk damask embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts