Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details; trimmed with braid of gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, 2:2 twill oblique interlacing; edging and closures: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; body lined with silk, 4:1 satin damask weave; sleeves lined with silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave
138.6 × 208.3 cm (54 1/2 × 82 in.)
Gift of Mrs. John J. Abbott
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), pp. 48, 72, 91, cat. no. 57, pl. XXXI.
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, Asian Art Rotation, Gallery 108, September 25, 2001- March 12, 2002
The Art Institute of Chicago, Asian Art Rotation, Gallery 108, June 24- December 7, 2005
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