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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

36.74

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles