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2005.5.417 - Framed Silk Tapestry Weave Panel

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Object Typepanel Artistunknown Date Madedate unknown
Accession Number 2005.5.417 Title Framed Silk Tapestry Weave Panel Category textiles Object Type panel Artist unknown Date Made date unknown Place Made China Culture Chinese Period Qing 19th century Materials silk tapestry weave with metal-wrapped silk threads Materials Glossary Tapestry Weave View Materials Glossary Details » Measurements overall: 61.5 cm x 57.5 cm Description
Silk tapestry weave panel in a carved lacquered wood frame with two tassels. The panel is woven with three decorated ceramic vases with peonies (center) and lotus blossoms (left and right). Peonies in vases is a…
Silk tapestry weave panel in a carved lacquered wood frame with two tassels. The panel is woven with three decorated ceramic vases with peonies (center) and lotus blossoms (left and right). Peonies in vases is a popular design motif that contains a combined symbolic meaning of wealth and honour with peace and safety (fugui ping’an). Above the vases are two floating treasure vases, which are Buddhist symbols. The border of the tapestry contains shou symbols, bats, and other auspicious symbols.
Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2005.5.417 - Framed Silk Tapestry Weave Panel, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-19639. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.