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Case with Cover

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk and metallic-thread embroidery on silk satin and float-patterned plain-weave silk
Dimensions:
Overall excluding tassels: 11 x 5 in. (27.9 x 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Costumes-Accessories
Credit Line:
Gift of Florance Waterbury, 1967
Accession Number:
67.179.8a, b
Not on view
This flat case in the shape of two pomegranates has a cover shaped like two leaves. Pomegranates, with their copious seeds, represent a wish for many descendants.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," July 23, 2005–October 29, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," September 6, 2011–April 15, 2012.

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