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Panels with Scrolling Floral Design

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk and metallic-thread tapestry (kesi)
Dimensions:
Overall (a): 12 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (32.4 x 39.4 cm) Overall (b): 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of Rodman A. Heeren, 1960
Accession Number:
60.157.4a, b
Not on view
These floral panels came from a pair of chair covers, probably from the segment that covered the back of the chair. The two panels are not identical: seen side by side, they exhibit the elegant mirror-imaging that is typical of pairs of chair strips.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," May 16, 2008–August 3, 2008.

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