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Silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered in knot, satin, and split stitches; five loom widths joined
274.8 × 265 cm (108 1/4 × 104 3/8 in.)
Loom width (appro×imate): 72.4 cm (28 1/2 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Harold T. Martin and Mrs. Theodore D. Tieken
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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): 17-8, 54, cat. 4, plate II.
Art Institute of Chicago, An International Collection of Appliques, embroidered and pieced Bedcoverings (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2001), 8.
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. 4.
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, An International Collection of Appliquéd, Embroidered and Pieced Bedcoverings, Feb. 28–May 28, 2001, cat.
Art Institute of Chicago, Regenstein East, A Case for Wine: From King Tut to Today, July 11-Sept. 20, 2009.
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