Table cover, shaped, circular, of k'ossu with gold ground. In a field of lotus blossoms with trailing leaves are spaced medallions containing phoenix on a red ground one medallion in center; the other twelve encircling it. Colors include shades of blue, green, pink, violet, red and pale orange. Border of black k'ossu with cursive profile dragons in blue, pink and pale green. Cf. drawing of dragons with that on 42.8.125 (Lama temple, theatrical robes) Lining of yellow satin damask with medallion design.

Table Cover, early 18th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

silk, satinexpand_more

The John R. Van Derlip Fundexpand_more  42.8.142

Not on Viewexpand_more

This cover is an extremely finely woven fabric, without the addition of painted pigments to enhance the design. Decorative table covers are relatively rare in Qing textiles. The phoenix imagery and technical refinement of this panel suggest it may have an imperial provenance. The cover depicts a central phoenix roundel surrounded by twelve identical roundels on a lotus-scroll grid pattern.

Details
Title
Table Cover
Role
Artist
Dimension
Dia.35-3/8 in.
Accession Number
42.8.142
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Table cover, shaped, circular, of k'ossu with gold ground. In a field of lotus blossoms with trailing leaves are spaced medallions containing phoenix on a red ground one medallion in center; the other twelve encircling it. Colors include shades of blue, green, pink, violet, red and pale orange. Border of black k'ossu with cursive profile dragons in blue, pink and pale green. Cf. drawing of dragons with that on 42.8.125 (Lama temple, theatrical robes) Lining of yellow satin damask with medallion design.