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Landscape with design of men and boys picking mulberry leaves embroidered in blue, cream, brown, and tan silk on a tan plain-weave ground; scene from sericulture series depicted in the Kangxi Encyclopedia; mounted in panel form.

Provenance

John Gardner Coolidge Collection; Gift of Mrs. John Gardner Coolidge to the MFA on June 16, 1953

Credit Line

John Gardner Coolidge Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

138.68 x 57.15 cm (54 5/8 x 22 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

53.979

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with floss silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles