Silk velvet with weft patterning in silk, metallic thread, and feather thread
55 in. × 8 ft. 6 in. (139.7 × 259.1 cm)
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 1987
Not on view
This rare piece illustrates the early stage of the design of dragon robes during the Qing dynasty. The size of the dragon in comparison to that of the robe, as well as its power and ferociousness, continues the design style of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644).