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Panel with Shou Characters and Lingzhi Fungus

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
16th–early 17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Brocaded silk twill damask
Dimensions:
21 3/8 x 20 3/8 in. (54.3 x 51.8 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1946
Accession Number:
46.133.19
Not on view
In this textile, the Chinese character for longevity (shou) is paired with lingzhi, a type of fungus said to impart long life. Both the shou characters and the outlines of the lingzhi are woven in metallic thread.
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