Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, slit and dovetailed tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details; lined with silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave
101.5 × 104.9 cm (40 × 41 1/2 in.)
Restricted gift of Russell Tyson
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. 17, Plate VII, pp. 26, 58, 91-2.
Art Institute of Chicago. Ming-Ch‘ing dynasties, a. d. 1368-1644, a.d. 1644-1912. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1964.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Ming Ch’ing: The Arts of China 14th-20th Century, August 7–October 11, 1964.
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.
Salem, MA, Peabody Essex Museum, The Last Empresses of China, August 18, 2018-February 10, 2019.
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