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Mirror cover with design of Avalokitesvara (Kuanyin) on a lotus seat, with a vase containing willow to the left and a bird to the right embroidered in shades of blue, white, green, and brown silk; mounted on a piece of silk damask with paper.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; Gift from William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA, Januray 6, 1927

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Chinese, Song dynasty, 11th or 12th century (?)

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 17 1/2 x 13 in. (44.5 x 33 cm)

Accession Number

27.120

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles