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Panel of narrative silk tapestry (kesi)

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Panel of silk tapestry (kesi), possibly for folding screen, with design of five vertically oriented vignettes of figures, landscapes, flowers and insects, each trimmed with band of black silk satin and edged with white silk satin piping; mounted and framed. Part of set with 54.1462 - 54.1467.


John Garner Coolidge Collection; Lent by Mrs. John G. Coolidge, November 15, 1938; Gift from Mrs. John Gardner Coolidge to the MFA, 1954

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John Gardner Coolidge Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, mid 19th century

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Height x width: 40 x 9 1/2 in. (101.6 x 24.1 cm)

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Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold-wrapped thread; border of silk satin


Textiles and Fashion Arts