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Imperial Top Coat


Artist Unknown (China)


19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Imperial Top Coat, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Textiles, Costume (Do Not Use) | embroidered satin brocade
Size: L.57-5/8 in.
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 19th century
Physical Description: Imperial top coat of midnight blue twilled silk embroidered with eight large medallions in which five-clawed dragons in gold couched work and satin stitch, surrounded by long life characters, bats with the double peach, and tight cloud forms against a mea
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The John R. Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 42.8.26
Added to Site: February 28, 2009