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清早期 彩絨龍袍料
Velvet Textile for a Dragon Robe

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk velvet with weft patterning in silk, metallic thread, and feather thread
Dimensions:
55 in. × 8 ft. 6 in. (139.7 × 259.1 cm)
Classification:
Costumes-Velvets
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.147
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).
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