textiles (function unknown)

Cloth with inscription of four large characters across the top then 12 columns of 8 rows across.The cloth is stretched over a wooden frame with wooden boards behind. A label 'CHINESE' affixed to top. Along bottom in black script on blue ground the label:'The word LONGEVITY written in 100 different Chinese characters'. Damaged. 635w x 1280h.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk