University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: C474
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Late Qing Dynasty
Early Date: 1644
Late Date: 1911
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Satin
Cotton
Technique:Brocaded
Iconography:Flowers
Rhinoceros Horn
Length: 157cm
Width: 146cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. G. Moore, 1926

Description

Brocaded five end satin textile with repeating floral and vegetal scroll pattern. Flowers are not identified, but they are large clusters of veined, leaf-like petals. Interspersed amongst the floral pattern are auspicious rhinoceros horns and auspicious scroll (?) motifs. The backing is of peach-colored tabby covered with a yellow silk tabby weave. Silk thread colors include: Tan, dark green, violet, mauve, orange brown


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