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pair of sleeve borders
  • China
  • pair of sleeve borders, 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, gold thread, embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 75 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width: 29 1/2 x 3 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1083

Beige silk-satin border embroidered with Peking knots and gold couched outlines, some satin stitch. Depiction of the Immortal Chung-li Chuan riding a supernatural beast. In his hand he carries a fungus which is said to hold the elixer of life. Pair to 00.1082, except mirror image.