Silk satin with supplementary-weft patterning, brocaded with metallic thread
30 1/2 x 16 1/4 in. (77.5 x 41.3 cm) Mount: 35 × 21 in. (88.9 × 53.3 cm)
Gift of William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, 1951
Not on view
This textile is said to have been found in the tomb of Prince Guo (1697–1738), the seventeenth son of the Kangxi emperor (r. 1662–1722). The centers of the flowers are brocaded in gold thread-strips of gilded paper wrapped around a silk core—for an opulent effect.
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art , Kansas City, MO (until 1951; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," August 2, 2006–February 11, 2007.