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Thanka (Religious Picture)

A work made of silk, slit tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details in colors, black, and with gold leaf; outer scroll top: silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning wefts and self-patterned by ground weft floats; scroll wrapper: silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with 1:2 's' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts and self-patterned by main warp and ground weft floats; rayon and cotton ties; scroll wrapper lined with silk, warp-float faced 2:1 's' twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave.
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  • A work made of silk, slit tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details in colors, black, and with gold leaf; outer scroll top: silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning wefts and self-patterned by ground weft floats; scroll wrapper: silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with 1:2 's' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts and self-patterned by main warp and ground weft floats; rayon and cotton ties; scroll wrapper lined with silk, warp-float faced 2:1 's' twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave.

Date:

Qing dynasty(1644–1911), 1743/44

Artist:

Manchu
China

About this artwork

Status

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Department

Textiles

Culture

Manchu

Title

Thanka (Religious Picture)

Origin

China

Date

Made 1743–1744

Medium

Silk, slit tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details in colors, black, and with gold leaf; outer scroll top: silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning wefts and self-patterned by ground weft floats; scroll wrapper: silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with 1:2 'S' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts and self-patterned by main warp and ground weft floats; rayon and cotton ties; scroll wrapper lined with silk, warp-float faced 2:1 'S' twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave

Inscriptions

Inscription translation: Hail to the jewel-lotus May there be the auspicious blessings of the Three Jewels Which [bring] well-being in the daytime, well-being at night, And also well-being at midday—Well-being always day and night!

Dimensions

371.1 × 126.2 cm (146 × 49 3/4 in.) Wrapper: 128.4 × 42.1 cm (50 1/2 × 16 1/2 in.) Cover repeat: 56.4 × 12 cm (22 1/4 × 4 3/4 in.) Lining repeat (width): 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Ma Chang Kee to the Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1932.874

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