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Scroll panel

Scroll panel

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    17th century-18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tapestry woven (kesi) in silks and gold thread, cotton, wood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs H.F. Sawbridge

  • Museum number:

    T.194C-1962

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Scroll panel of tapestry woven (kesi) in silks and gold thread. Bound with white cotton, backed with dark blue cotton and attached to wooden rods at each end.

At the top is a panel depicting a sage holding a bow in a landscape against an orange-coloured background. Below is a narrow panel of diaper pattern. In the centre a panel with a Buddhist deity seated on a cloud and an acolyte standing on the ground below, holding a green branch and a vase containing another branch. This panel has a buff-coloured background and a dark-blue border of scrolling peony stems in gold. Below is a band of four lozenge shapes and formal flowers. The bottom panel depicts a scholar riding on horseback along cliffs. Beside him walks an attendant carrying books. This scene is depicted on an orange-coloured ground.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

17th century-18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tapestry woven (kesi) in silks and gold thread, cotton, wood

Dimensions

Width: 11.5 in, Length: 56 in

Object history note

Part of a set of four tapestry scroll panels T.194 to C-1962.

Descriptive line

Tex, China, tapestry weave (kesi). Scroll panel of tapestry woven (kesi) in silks and gold thread, China, 17th century-18th century

Categories

Textiles; Tapestry; Wall coverings

Collection

East Asia Collection

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