Silk and metallic thread embroidered on silk ground
52 x 12 3/4 in. (132.08 x 32.38 cm)
Bequest of Ellis Gray Seymour, 1948
Not on view
The poems embroidered on these panels discuss the drinking of wine after achieving honors from the court. The style of the calligraphy and use of a yellow background suggest that this pair may have been made at the court, presumably to be used as gifts for individuals so honored.
Inscription: Yaochi xin fan jiu xia shang (Boating on Yaochi [Pond], wine cups were freely exchanged amid clouds of nine colors.) (9/21/1995)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Power and Prestige: Chinese Dragon Robes 18th–21st Century," December 11, 2013–July 6, 2014.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Lacquer: Treasures from the Irving Collection, 12th–18th Century," August 15, 2015–June 19, 2016.