清 刺繡瓶花清玩圖 Panel with Flowers in Vase and Scholar's Objects
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Silk and metallic-thread embroidery with small pearls on woven silk
24 13/16 x 14 3/16 in. (63 x 36 cm)
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2007
Not on view
This embroidery illustrates a common theme in Chinese painting and decorative arts: a scene of a scholar’s study. Flowers bloom in a blue-and-white vase; a hexagonal brush pot holds a handscroll, a flywhisk, two brushes, a folding fan, and a ruyi scepter; and an ink stone and mountain-shaped brush rest await the master’s return. On this beautifully made panel, the flowers are embroidered with miniscule pearls rather than white thread.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," May 16, 2008–August 3, 2008.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting with Thread: Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th–19th Century," October 25, 2014–August 9, 2015.