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Mandarin square (one of two)

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Two leopards, one above the other, amidst cloud, wave and other motives, polychrome silk yarns on a green silk ground over a cotton base. Ground worn through in many areas; remnants of outer border of green silk on cotton.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA on October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Chinese, 18th–19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

20 x 17.3 cm (7 7/8 x 6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.791b

Medium or Technique

Silk floss embroidered on a silk ground, and paper backing

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles