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Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; pieced; painted details; edged with silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weave
152.3 × 283.3 cm (60 × 111 1/2 in.); At edge: H.: 116.9 cm (46 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by Oriental Art
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Jack Sewell, Ming-Ch‘ing Dynasties, a.d. 1368-1644, a.d. 1644-1912, exh. cat. (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1964).
John E. Vollmer, “Clothed to Rule the Universe: Ming and Qing Dynasty Textiles at The Art Institute of Chicago,” published in conjunction with the exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 26, no. 2 (2000): 40-2, 66, cat. 42, plate XXIV.
Art Institute of Chicago, Ming Ch’ing: The Arts of China 14th–20th Century, Aug. 7–Oct. 11, 1964, cat.
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Clothed to Rule the Universe: Ming and Qing Dynasty Textiles at The Art Institute of Chicago, Sept. 13, 2000–Jan. 2, 2001, cat. 42.
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