University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2016-20-13
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 1644 - 1912 CE
Early Date: 1644
Late Date: 1644 - 1912 CE
Gold Thread
Flaming Pearl
Length: 146.8 cm
Width: 170 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2016
Other Number:1995.X.15230 - Other Number


Qing Dynasty Mandarin court robe with blue lingzhi design on an orange background. Sleeves altered in length with sleeve ends, neck and central opening banded in black silk. Finely embroidered with lisui stripe at the bottom with a central rock. Above in the lower right and lower left register, two dragon medallions each with a fierce dragon of four claws. Centered in the upper register, a dragon of four claws is done in gold wrapped thread facing forward. There are two dragons on the shoulders as well. The back of the robe is similarly patterned with the two dragons on the bottom as well as a central dragon. Each dragon is in pursuit of a flaming pearl.

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