Sutra Cover

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

Date:

Ming dynasty (1368–1644), c. 1590’s

Artist:

China

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Title

Sutra Cover

Origin

China

Date

1590–1599

Medium

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

Dimensions

34.8 × 12.2 cm (13 3/4 × 4 3/4 in.) Repeat: 20.2 × 10.1 cm (8 × 4 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2001.164.90

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