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Three Cases from a Set

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
late 19th Century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin
Dimensions:
a): 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (8.26 x 8.26 cm) b): 2 x 1 1/2 in. (5.08 x 3.81 cm) c): 5 x 2 3/4 in. (12.70 x 6.99 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Gift of Alice Boney, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.265.1a–c
Not on view
These three cases are embroidered with bats, flowers, and some of the attributes of the Eight Daoist Immortals, such as the fan and the sword. The cylindrical case was used to hold a ring; the rectangular case, cards; and the case with a round opening, a watch.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," July 23, 2005–October 29, 2005.

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