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Panel with Boys at Play
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
late 16th–early 17th century
Tapestry-woven (kesi) silk and metallic thread
Overall: 18 1/4 x 15 in. (46.4 x 38.1 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1936
Not on view
This textile is probably a portion of a much larger piece, perhaps a hanging, that would have illustrated many groups of small boys at play in a garden. Items bearing this popular theme were particularly favored as wedding gifts, for the boys symbolize increase, abundance, and future happiness.
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