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Robe

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    possibly 1368-1450 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk satin with embroidery in polychrome silks and gold thread, lined with figured silk

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    T.182-1948

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Prince's tunic of embroidered red satin. Design of sky, earth and water, two large 4-clawed dragons pursuing sacred discs among clouds, bats and emblems. Embroidered with blue, white, red, pink, green and yellow silks and gold thread in satin and Peking stitches and couched work on faded red satin. Lined with blue figured silk.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

possibly 1368-1450 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk satin with embroidery in polychrome silks and gold thread, lined with figured silk

Dimensions

Length: 83.82 cm, Width: 55.88 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1947/374. From the collection of Bernard Vuilleumier.

Descriptive line

Prince's tunic, red silk satin with embroidery in polychrome silks and gold thread, lined with blue figured silk, China, possibly early Ming, 1368-1450.

Categories

Clothing; Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

East Asia Collection

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