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Scroll

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1894 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered satin and silk paper

  • Museum number:

    T.75-1971

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Scroll of buff coloured satin embroidered with coloured silks in long and short, satin and stem stitches.

It shows a design of three cranes and flowering branches.

It is mounted on white figured silk paper as a hanging scroll.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1894 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered satin and silk paper

Marks and inscriptions

'tz'u-hsi huang-t'ai-hou chih-pao'
'Precious property of the Empress dowager Tz'u-hsi'
Written on the principal seal

In the lower right of the picture is a poem embroidered in black silk

Two smaller seals to the lower left of the principal seal

Dimensions

Length: 73 in scroll, Width: 16.75 cm scroll, Length: 61 in embroidery, Width: 13.75 in embroidery, Length: 73 in scroll, Width: 16.75 in scroll, Length: 61 in embroidery, Width: 13.75 in embroidery

Descriptive line

Hanging scroll of satin embroidered with silk threads, China, 1894

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery; Royalty; Wall coverings; Politics

Collection

East Asia Collection

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