Silk, 1:1 plain gauze weave; embroidered in stem filling stitches; sleeves: silk, 1:1 plain gauze weave (figured); edging and closures: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary brocading wefts; neck trimmed with cords of gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk couched with silk; sleeves and cuffs lined with silk, 1:1 plain gauze weave
138.4 × 202.9 cm (54 1/2 × 79 7/8 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Samuel E. Barrett through the Antiquarian Society
Extended information about this artwork
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. 31, pp. 62-3, 84.
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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