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Panel with Set of Purses with Theme of the “Hundred Antiques”

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk and metallic-thread tapestry (kesi)
Dimensions:
24 x 13 1/4 in. (61 x 33.7 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Purchase, Eileen W. Bamberger, in memory of her husband Max Bamberger, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.438a–j
Not on view
This tapestry-woven textile is a rare example of a set of accessories not yet cut apart or stitched together to form bags and cases. The “hundred antiques” theme on the bags, which includes bronze vessels and inscriptions in an ancient style, demonstrates the late Qing fashion for archaism. The gourd-shaped parts were probably meant for a pomander, and the long rectangles were likely intended for a fan case.
#7378. Panel with Set of Purses with Theme of the "Hundred Antiques"
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New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The "Hundred Antiques" in Chinese Textiles," February 8, 2006–July 30, 2006.

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