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Empress's Twelve-Symbol Robe


Artist Unknown (China)


18th-19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Empress's Twelve-Symbol Robe, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Textiles, Costume (Do Not Use) | Yellow satin, emboridered with silk and gold threads
Size: L.51-1/8 in. (to collar)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Ch'ing dynasty, 18th-19th century, Ch'ien Lung period
Physical Description: Imperial 12-symbol robe of yellow twilled silk embroidered with nine 5-clawed dragons in gold, those in profile grasping Heavenly Jewel. Ground filled with clouds, bats, and two versions of long life character, in shades of rose, blue, red, and white in s
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The John R. Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 42.8.15
Added to Site: February 28, 2009