Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736–1795)
Woven date and signature of Emperor Qianlong, upper left: 乾隆壬寅清和月御筆 (By Imperial Bursh, April of the renyin year of the Qianlong reign)
Five woven seals of Emperor Qianlong across the tapestry: 乾隆御筆，古稀天子之寶，祕殿珠林， 猶日孜孜， 宜子孫
Woven inscription of "In Praise of Three Stars," a prose by Emperor Qianlong (r. 1736-1795): 三星圖頌 箕疇五福，居一斯壽。富即祿也，繼而為偶。曰壽曰祿，資福以受，必有司焉。麗天拱鬥，旭日和風，松蒼花茂。境乎仙乎，神霄攜手，相好天福，垂黻佩玖。司祿抱子，肫然慈母。眾星唯壽，如現於酉。岳岳彬彬，紫垣三友。錫祉延齡，佑我九有。於萬億年，視此絲綹。乾隆壬寅清和月御筆
Gift of Mr. Christopher T. Chenery
Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing, VMFA, October 18, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Li, Jian, Li He, Hou-mei Sung, and Ma Shengnan. Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing. Richmond, VA.: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, with Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014. Exhibition catalog. (No. 86, p. 118-119).
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