Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Textile with Floral Scroll

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk satin with supplementary-weft patterning, brocaded with metallic thread
Dimensions:
30 1/2 x 16 1/4 in. (77.5 x 41.3 cm) Mount: 35 × 21 in. (88.9 × 53.3 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Gift of William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, 1951
Accession Number:
51.83.3
Not on view
This textile is said to have been found in the tomb of Prince Guo (1697–1738), the seventeenth son of the Kangxi emperor (r. 1662–1722). The centers of the flowers are brocaded in gold thread-strips of gilded paper wrapped around a silk core—for an opulent effect.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," August 2, 2006–February 11, 2007.

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