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清晚期 刺繡詩聯
Poetic Couplet

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk and metallic thread embroidered on silk ground
Dimensions:
52 x 12 3/4 in. (132.08 x 32.38 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Bequest of Ellis Gray Seymour, 1948
Accession Number:
49.6.2
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.

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