China, large Wall hanging with scene from an opera, 19th century
This wall hanging depicts figures from an opera. The figures, enlarged to heroic scale, are dressed with colorfull costumes some holding swords.
This banner might have hung on a stage to provide a background setting for an opera production, or perhaps it decorated another part of a theater.
Silk and metallic thread embroidery on plain-weave wool.
Alarge fragment mesuring 148x370cm
China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911) 19th century
For a similar theatre hanging, see the Metropolitan Museum New York, accession number 59.190.
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