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Valance for altar table

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Altar valance with design of lozenge patterns containing flowers, crane, swastika, crab and other symbols, in solid Florentine stitch embroidery on a silk gauze ground in red, blue, green, brown, tan and yellow silk; medallions in satin stitch with character "shou" in couched gold-wrapped thread;...

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Gift of Dudley Leavitt Pickman to the MFA on January 9, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Dudley Leavitt Pickman

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1650–1700

Object Place

Ch'ing Dynasty, China


28.5 x 250 cm (11 1/4 x 98 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts