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Silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in knot, single satin, and satin stitches; laid work and couching; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in herringbone, knot, single satin, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; ribbons: silk and gold- and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave self-patterned by main warp floats; trimmed with silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weave
107.3 × 138.2 cm (42 1/4 × 54 3/8 in.)
Gift of Guy H. Mitchell
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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): 75-6, 91, cat. 65.
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.
Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Asian Art, Gallery 108, Dec. 7, 2005-Mar. 29, 2006.
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