Overall (a): 15 x 15 3/4 in. (38.1 x 40 cm)
Overall (b): 13 3/4 x 16 in. (34.9 x 40.6 cm)
Gift of Rodman A. Heeren, 1960
Not on view
This panel probably came from a chair cover, possibly from the part that covered the seat. Word play makes the motifs auspicious: five bats (fu, a homophone for the Chinese word for happiness) surround a musical stone and a pair of fish, associated with good fortune and affluence.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," May 16, 2008–August 3, 2008.