Silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in flat, knot, satin, padded satin, surface satin, split, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; four panels joined
172.7 × 137.2 cm (68 × 54 1/4 in.)
Gift of Dr. John J. Ireland
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The Art Institute of Chicago. “Clothed to Rule the Universe: Ming and Qing Dynasty Textiles at The Art Institute of Chicago.” Museum Studies, vol. 26, no. 2. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000. Cat. no. 34, Plate XVII, pp. 36-7, 64.
The 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, September 13, 2000–January 2, 2001
Originally purchased from Marshall Field & Company for the Pageant of Pekin. Marshall Field & Company purchased object from Tai Yuan Fu City of Shansi Province in 1933.
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