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Table Valance with Winter Garden

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk, metallic thread, and feather tapestry (kesi)
Dimensions:
Overall: 29 1/2 x 37 in. (74.9 x 94 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of Edna Bahr, 1962
Accession Number:
62.97.50
Not on view
Among the winter plants in this table frontal’s main decorative area are camellias, nandina berries, and a blossoming tree, perhaps a wax plum (lamei), all woven largely with metallic thread. The impressive rock on the left suggests that the scene is a close-up of a carefully cultivated garden. Like its autumnal counterpart, also exhibited here, this valance features an overhanging top register with the attributes of the Eight Daoist Immortals.
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