Unknown maker

Artist/Creator

Unknown maker

Title

Silk Asian Tangka

Date

ca. 1920

Medium

silk, damask, metal-wrapped threads

Height

59 3/8" (approx.)

Width

36 3/8" (approx.)

Classification

Textiles

Thematic Collection

Textiles

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Wright, in memory of her mother, Jane Richardson Wright (a volunteer at the Schenectady Museum Collections Department for 20 years) and Susan's brother (Jane's son), William Arnold Wright (Union College Class of 1980, Electrical Engineering).

Object Number

2015.22

On View

Yes: Everst Lounge

Alternative text

Framed needlework textile depicting six kneeling figures against a sinuous cloud background in poses and symbols that suggest they may have some relationship to Tibetan/Vajrayana/Buddhism; sun depicted the upper left corner, and moon in upper right corner using metal wrapped threads; lined with purple damask with a sinuous cloud motif.

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