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Manchu Woman's Semiformal Court Vest (hsia-pei)


Artist Unknown (China)



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Manchu Woman's Semiformal Court Vest (hsia-pei), Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Textiles, Costume (Do Not Use) | Silk brocade
Size: L.52-3/4 x W.48-1/2 in.
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Ch'ing dynasty, 17th-18th century, K'ang-hsi period
Physical Description: Imperial robe of yellow satin brocaded in green, rose, blue, brown, black, red, orange, and gold. Nine 5-clawed dragons, tose in profile grasping the Heavenly Jewel. In field, loose cloud forms and five bats, the latter appearing in orbit of each of the
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The John R. Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 42.8.6
Added to Site: February 28, 2009