Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details; edged with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp float-faced 5:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'Z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; trimmed with braid of gilt-metal-strip-wrapped linen, 1:1 oblique interlacing; sleeves: silk, warp-float faced 2:1 'Z' twill weave; pleated; lined with silk, plain weave (new); metal buttons
147.4 × 217.2 cm (58 × 85 1/2 in.)
Shoulder to hem length: 60.5 cm (23 3/4 in.)
Sleeve length: 25.7 cm (10 1/8 in.)
Width at hem: 116 cm (45 3/4 in.)
Width of sleeve panel: 40.4 cm (15 7/8 in.)
Width of tapestry at collar: 8.0-8.8 cm (3 1/8-3 1/2 in.)
Gift of Frederick S. Colburn
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), p. 60, cat. no. 26.
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
The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Asian Art, Gallery 108, August 7, 2003- January 13, 2004
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