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Auspicious elephant hanging
Place of Origin: China
Date: approx. 1800-1900
Historical Period: Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Materials: Embroidery on satin
Dimensions: H. 23 1/4 in x W. 33 1/2 in, H. 59.1 cm x W. 85.1 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. D.G. Dumas
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Textiles
Object Number: F2005.74.3
On Display: No

Description

Label:

清朝中箷太平有玟掛帳

HIDDEN MEANING: May there be peace, and may your noble house be blessed with wealth and honor (taiping youxiangi 太平有玟玉堂富獌)!

The elephant (xiang 玟富獌絏玉秓"jade hall" (yutang 玉堂


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Exhibition History: Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Imperial Arts, October 7- December 31, 2006
Label:

清朝中箷太平有玟掛帳

HIDDEN MEANING: May there be peace, and may your noble house be blessed with wealth and honor (taiping youxiangi 太平有玟玉堂富獌)!

The elephant (xiang 玟富獌絏玉秓"jade hall" (yutang 玉堂


Exhibition History: Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Imperial Arts, October 7- December 31, 2006