Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Book or Sutra Cover with Lady Bearing a Conch

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
16th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk gauze
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (36.2 x 13.3 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1956
Accession Number:
56.220.2
Not on view
The lady in this embroidered textile holds a conch shell from which rise the auspicious characters hao (?) and shi ("auspicious events"). The technique is typical of Ming-dynasty embroidery on gauze.
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