a): 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (8.26 x 8.26 cm) b): 2 x 1 1/2 in. (5.08 x 3.81 cm) c): 5 x 2 3/4 in. (12.70 x 6.99 cm)
Gift of Alice Boney, 1977
Not on view
These three cases are embroidered with bats, flowers, and some of the attributes of the Eight Daoist Immortals, such as the fan and the sword. The cylindrical case was used to hold a ring; the rectangular case, cards; and the case with a round opening, a watch.
Alice Boney , New York (until 1977; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," July 23, 2005–October 29, 2005.