Silk, warp-float faced 2:1 'S' twill weave; embroidered with silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk in knot, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; sleeves: silk, weft-float faced 1:5 and warp-float faced 2:1 twill damask weave; edging and closures: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'Z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lined with silk, plain weave; metal buttons
151.4 × 188 cm (59 1/2 × 74 in.)
Gift of Joseph Adams in memory of Edith Almy Adams
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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): 61, cat. 29.
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. 29.
Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Asian Art, Gallery 108, July 25-Dec. 19, 2002.
Joseph Adams (died 1943), Chicago, by June 11, 1937 [incoming permanent receipt R6304, June 11, 1937; copy in curatorial object file]; given to the Art Institute of Chicago.
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