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Bag with Character for Longevity (Shou)

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th–19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk gauze
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 x 4 3/4 in. (20.3 x 12.1 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Bequest of William Christian Paul, 1929
Accession Number:
30.75.717
Not on view
This case is decorated with the character shou, meaning longevity, on a fretwork ground that incorporates the swastika, or wan, signifying ten thousand years.
William Christian Paul , the Bronx, NY (until d. 1929)
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