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Silk, satin weaves; embroidered with silk, silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, laid work and couching; ties: silk, satin weave; lined with silk, twill damask
135.2 × 189.3 cm (53 1/4 × 74 1/2 in.)
Samuel M. Nickerson Fund
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Jack Sewell, Ming-Ch’ing Dynasties a.d. 1368-1644/a.d. 1644-1912, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1964), np. (ill.)
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): cover, 67, cat. 44.
Art Institute of Chicago, Ming-Ch’ing Dynasties a.d. 1368-1644/a.d. 1644-1912, Aug. 7-Oct. 11, 1964, cat.
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.
Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Asian Art, Gallery 108, Jan. 13-Apr. 22, 2004.
Pauline Benton, New York, by Oct. 24, 1947 [Incoming receipt R9083, Oct. 24, 1987; copy in curatorial object file]; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1947.
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