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  • Tapestry panel with the character for longevity (shou), Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th century
    China
    Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi); Overall 95 x 57 1/2 in. (241.3 x 146.1 cm)
    Gift of Barbaralee Diamonstein–Spielvogel, 1984 (1984.353)

    Woven in gold with the character for longevity (shou), this bold eight-foot-tall tapestry panel was appropriate for display at birthday celebrations. The character is sensitively expressed, preserving a sense of the calligraphic brushstrokes used to write the character.

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  • Tapestry panel with the character for longevity (shou), Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th century
    China
    Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi); Overall 95 x 57 1/2 in. (241.3 x 146.1 cm)
    Gift of Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, 1984 (1984.353)


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