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Imperial court overvest
Place of Origin: China
Date: 1595
Historical Period: Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Wanli emperor (1573-1620)
Object Name: Costume
Materials: Silk satin embroidered in canvas stitch and satin stitch, and overembroidered in silver and gold couching
Dimensions: H. 55 in x W. 44 in, H. 139.7 cm x W. 111.8 cm (at skirt); W. 17 in, W. 43.2 cm (at shoulder)
Credit Line: Museum purchase, City Arts Trust Fund
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Textiles
Object Number: 1990.214
On Display: No

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Inscriptions: Emboidered inside lapel: Made on the 5th day, 11th month, 23rd year of Wanli [Dec. 5, 1595], length 4 feet, used two catties of silk floss
Exhibition History: Power and Glory: Court Arts of China's Ming Dynasty, Indianapolis Museum of Art, October 26, 2008-January 11, 2009
Inscriptions: Emboidered inside lapel: Made on the 5th day, 11th month, 23rd year of Wanli [Dec. 5, 1595], length 4 feet, used two catties of silk floss
Exhibition History: Power and Glory: Court Arts of China's Ming Dynasty, Indianapolis Museum of Art, October 26, 2008-January 11, 2009