Lot 175
An Immense Chinese Silk and Gold Embroidered Red Wool Temple Banner
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Qing dynasty (1644-1912), 19th century, red wool embroidered with silk and gold wrapped thread, the long banner is finely embroidered with a myriad of figures and auspicious symbols such as bats and deer, in the center an older nobleman and his wife are seated within an opulent structure, accompanied by attendants and being honored by children who bow before them and offer a gift, festively attired well-wishers approach from the right and left towards the gathering.

The scene on the hanging may depict the classical story of General Guo’s sixtieth birthday when his seven sons and eight sons-in-law attend the family gathering to show reverence to General Guo and his wife in accordance with the customs of filial piety.

18.5 x 220 in.

From the Collection of the late Mr. & Mrs. Paul and Betty Mushak, Durham, North Carolina

Some residue from previous mounting at edges of wool; some scattered worm or moth damage holes; a 3 inch tear at top edge of right hand side; repaired tear to right side of palace building at top; some small tears and losses to top and bottom edges; embroidery is in very good condition with a minimum of loose or lost threads; colors are very strong.

$1,000 - 2,000