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Frontal for a Buddhist altar


Artist Unknown (Tibet)


late 19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Frontal for a Buddhist altar, Artist Unknown (Tibet)
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Medium: Textiles, Textiles-Surface Ornamentation (Do Not U | Embroidered satin
Size: L.38-1/8 x W.60-1/4 in
Creation Place: Asia, Tibet
Culture: Asia, Tibet
Style: 19th century, Ch'ing dynasty
Physical Description: Hanging of embroidered imperial yellow satin with an upper valance of brocaded red satin. The central design of the lower portion shows the Yin and Yang symbol emerging from a lotus flower. In the field on either side are large lotus blossoms and trailing
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The John R. Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 42.8.159
Added to Site: February 28, 2009