Plain-weave silk brocaded with silk and metallic thread
Overall: 11 x 24 in. (27.9 x 61 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Not on view
The ornate style of clothing worn by these four women suggests they are immortals. The osmanthus leaf held by the largest figure, at the right, identifies her as the Moon Goddess Chang’e, who inhabits her celestial palace along with a rabbit that prepares the elixir of long life.
[ Adolph Loewi , Los Angeles, CA, until 1946; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," July 23, 2005–October 29, 2005.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats," August 18, 2012–January 6, 2013.