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Altar Frontal


Artist Unknown (China)


19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Altar Frontal, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Textiles, Textiles-Surface Ornamentation (Do Not U | silk, gold thread,cotton, embroidery
Size: 37-7/8 x 36-5/8 in
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 19th century, Ch'ing dynasty
Physical Description: Altar frontal of faded coral satin embroidered with a large elephant, clouds and sprays of floweres in colored silks and couched gold threads; elephant partially worked with peacock feathers. Valance section embroidered with three medallions containing
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The John R. Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 42.8.288
Added to Site: February 28, 2009