AN EMBROIDERED SILK 'DAOIST' PANEL
LATE MING DYNASTY
depicting a Daoist dignitary seated at the centre on a raised lotus pedestal, with his right hand holding a fan, surrounded by two attendants each holding an attribute, all below a stylised umbrella with beribboned knots, framed and glazed
40.5 by 88 cm, 16 by 34¾ in.
The silk panel has a 5x5cm., triangular stain to the bottom left corner, further extending onto the blue silk mount, and another similar on the lower right side of 5x3cm., also extending onto the blue silk, overall light discolouration and the frame is rubbed. The silk panel would benefit greatly from professional cleaning.
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