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Man's formal court collar (pi'ling)

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Man's formal court collar (pi'ling) of blue silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk and gold-metallic thread in satin stitch and couching with dragons, bats, sacred jewels, clouds, waves, and Islands of the Blessed. Wide border of silk brocaded with flat gold threads (lamellae). A red cord...

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Provenance

Anonymous gift to the MFA on April 5, 1923

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1900–10

Object Place

China

Dimensions

40.5 x 84 cm (15 15/16 x 33 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.185a

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and gold- and silver-metallic threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes