Folding Case with Characters for Longevity (Shou and Kao)

Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk gauze | 27.3 x 8.9cm | 18th-19th century

Unknown Artist

This case is decorated with the characters shou kao, meaning longevity, on a fretwork ground that incorporates the swastika, or wan, signifying ten thousand years.

Credit: Bequest of William Christian Paul, 1929
Object: 30.75.757

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