Top: cotton, plain weave; block printed; narrow band: silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'S' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; upper and lower panels: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details; outer bands: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, dovetailed tapestry weave; ribbon: silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps; outer edging: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave; lined with cotton, plain weave; painted inscription
Inscription translation (on reverse): Repair completed at the Yunlin Yuan in the eighth month of the fourth year of Jiaqing
113.4 × 126 cm (44 3/4 × 49 5/8 in.)
Gift of Mrs. William J. Calhoun through The Antiquarian Society
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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), pp. 39, 65, cat. no. 38, pl. XX.
Ni Yibin, “The Iconographic Variations of Two Scenes from Romance of the Western Chamber.” In Performing Images: Opera in Chinese Visual Culture, ed. Judith T. Zeitlin, exh. cat. (Chicago: Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, 2014), 104-107 (ill.), cat. no. 6.18.
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
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