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Pendant, probably a bed curtain decoration

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Pendant, probably a sachet for bed curtain, with design of "five poisons" (scorpion, frog, snake, tiger and centipede) in slit tapestry, silk embroidery and couched gold thread on silk satin, gold silk tassels. Possibly made for Summer Solstice Festival (Duanuiu jie)

Provenance

Gift of Miss Louise Nathurst to the MFA on November 2, 1911

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1780–1825

Object Place

China

Dimensions

77.3 x 16.8 cm (30 7/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2798

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) and silk satin embroidered with silk and couched gold-wrapped threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles