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Throne back cushion cover

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Cover for throne-back cushion with rounded top and design of five-clawed dragon, clouds, bats, etc. above waves in center panel, which is surrounded by eight dragons with border design of clouds and bats in blues, greens, rose and white silk and couched gold-wrapped thread on a yellow satin ground.


Gift from Marco Pallis to the MFA, April 10, 1941

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Gift of Marco Pallis

Chinese, Qing dynasty, late 18th century

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82.5 x 108 cm (32 1/2 x 42 1/2 in.)

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Silk satin ground embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts