|Artifact Identification||Temple Curtain (1984.16.0046)|
|Period/Date||Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 1880 – 1911|
|Dimension 1 (Width)||106.7 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Length)||105.0 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||0.2 cm|
|Munsell Color Information||Olive Gray (5Y 4/1 ) -ns Grayish Redish Orange ( 2.5YR 5/6 ) -ns|
Temple cloth, scalloped edge. Upper register: Bats, clouds, mountain palaces in circles. Lower register: Four-clawed dragons with embroidered gold metallic scales amidst flaming pearls and clouds fly over sea/waves. Grey ground with orange floral border. Repaired for exhibit. Remarks by Prof. Pat Embrey, East Asian Languages and Cultures: 1) The symbolism on the cloth is imperial--the dragons and the waves on the bottom of the cloth. 2) The tapestry weave is called k'o-ssu. 3) The piece would most likely have hung in a doorway. She said it was strange that it was called a "temple cloth."
|Credit Line/Dedication||Gift of George E. and Cynthia M. Anner|