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Formal Collar

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk and metallic-thread tapestry (kesi) with painted details, embroidered with metallic thread
Dimensions:
Overall: 13 1/2 x 30 1/4 in. (34.3 x 76.8 cm)
Classification:
Costumes-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Nelson, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.384
Not on view
Formal portraits of Qing-dynasty men and women—members of the imperial family, the nobility, and court officials—show them wearing this type of detachable collar (pi ling) over their formal court robes.
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