Xu Zheng; Zhao Feng ed: MEIGUO FEICHENG YISHU BOWUGUAN CANG SICHOU JINGMIAN YANJIU. A Study of the Collection of Sutra Covers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Shanghai, 2019. 365 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x22 cm. Wrappers.
The collection of sutra covers in the Philadelphia Museum of Art are pieces of luxury silks removed from the covers of sutras and mostly date from the Wanli reign (1570-1620) of the Ming dynasty. Many such fine sutra covers were produced at this time, not least due to the patronage of the Dowager Empress Li, mother of the Wan Li Emperor. The Philadelphia collection is exceptional and this is a fine illustrated catalogue showing many excellent examples. All illustrated in colour and described in detail. Introductions and essays accompany. Dual texts in Chinese and English. An excellent contribution on late Ming textiles and their designs. Hard to procure.
Subjects: Textiles Silk
Available, as of: 20/09/2021
Was item 663 in printed List 201.
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