Date: second half 16th century
Medium: silk, gilt thread
Dimensions: Diam.: 32 in. (81.3 cm).
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
Accession Number: 06.941
This mantle of a court page, made with a sixteenth-century Ming-dynasty velvet, is purely European in form. The gold thread is typically Chinese in style: gilded paper wound on a core of orange silk.