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Unknown Chinese

Chinese

Untitled (Flowers and Bees Embroidery)
circa 1851

Embroidery on silk
27.75 x 27.75 x 2.5 in.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sweet
1990.69


Keywords
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This object has the following keywords:
  • Bees - Sources:
    - Work cat: Virgil. Il canto d'api, 2012:
    - Lewis, Charlton T. (Charlton Thomas). A Latin dictionary for schools, 1964
  • blue
  • embroidery - Refers to works characterized by a pattern or design executed in stitches using thread or fine wire. The designs are typically executed on textiles, but leather, paper, or another media may also be used; the designs may be intended to be framed, or to decorate apparel, bed linens, furniture coverings, pillows, altar cloths, ceremonial hangings, or other items.
  • flower
  • Foliage plants
  • green
  • peach - Various tones of pinkish yellow, referring to the color of the stain of the juice of the fruit of the peach, a low spreading tree of the rose family that is widely cultivated.
  • silk - Textile made from silk fiber, which is a fiber derived from the cocoon of the silkworm moth.
  • yellow


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