Empress' Gunfu (Court Surcoat) (Uncut Yardage)

A work made of silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk in satin and stem stitches; laid work and couching; two loom widths joined.

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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk in satin and stem stitches; laid work and couching; two loom widths joined.

Date:

1880/1911, Qing dynasty (1644– 1911)

Artist:

Manchu
China

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Artist

Manchu

Title

Empress' Gunfu (Court Surcoat) (Uncut Yardage)

Origin

China

Date

1880–1911

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk in satin and stem stitches; laid work and couching; two loom widths joined

Dimensions

303.2 × 199 cm (119 3/8 × 78 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Oriental Department Sundry Trust Fund

Reference Number

1946.462

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