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Sutra Cover

A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, wrapped silk, 4:1 satin damask weave with supplementary patterning weft bound in weft-float faced 1:4 satin interlacings; label: silk, plain weave; painted with ink; glued to paper.
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  • A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, wrapped silk, 4:1 satin damask weave with supplementary patterning weft bound in weft-float faced 1:4 satin interlacings; label: silk, plain weave; painted with ink; glued to paper.

Date:

Ming dynasty (1368–1644), c. 1590’s

Artist:

China

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Title

Sutra Cover

Origin

China

Date

Made 1590–1599

Medium

Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, wrapped silk, 4:1 satin damask weave with supplementary patterning weft bound in weft-float faced 1:4 satin interlacings; label: silk, plain weave; painted with ink; glued to paper

Dimensions

36.9 × 12.3 cm (14 1/2 × 4 7/8 in.) Warp repeat: 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and The Walter E. Heller Foundation Endowment

Reference Number

2001.164.70

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