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Valance of red silk satin with design of mythological lions, deer, flowers, birds embroidered in shades of blue and white silk and couched in gold-wrapped thread; border of black satin with design of repeating floral motifs embroidered in polychrome silk.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 2, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1870s to 1880s

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 24 1/2 x 180 in. (62.2 x 457.2 cm)

Accession Number

11.126

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles