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Panel with Phoenixes in a Garden

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)
Date:
late 17th–early 18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk with metallic thread tapestry (kesi) with painted details
Dimensions:
Textile only: 8 ft. 5 9/16 in. × 85 5/8 in. (258 × 217.5 cm) Framed: H. 8 ft. 8 1/8 in. (264.5 cm); W. 88 1/8 in. (223.8 cm); D. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Wt. 180 lb. (81.6 kg)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John F. Seaman, 1925
Accession Number:
25.109.1
Not on view
Large decorative hangings like this silk tapestry were mostly woven in the textile centers of South China, such as Hangzhou and Suzhou, for prosperous households in the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Korean Art," February 7, 1958–April 3, 1958.

Indianapolis Museum of Art. "Treasures of the Metropolitan- Curator's Choice," October 23, 1970–January 3, 1971.

Denver Art Museum. "Threads of China: Rare Silks and Robes," September 21, 1972–October 22, 1972.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," September 6, 2011–April 15, 2012.

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