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2004.19.1.1.10 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court

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Object Typealbum leaf Artistunknown Date Madeca. 1759

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Object Typealbum leaf Artistunknown Date Madeca. 1759
Accession Number 2004.19.1.1.10 Title Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court Category albums Object Type album leaf Artist unknown Date Made ca. 1759 Place Made China Culture Chinese Period Qing 18th century Materials ink; silk; paper Measurements sheet: 42.2 cm x 40.8 cm; image: 34.2 cm x 31.6 cm Description
This album leaf is part of a section of the illustrations of costumes from the Qianlong court, Huangchao liqi tushi (“The Regulations for the Ceremonial Paraphernalia of the [Qing] Dynasty”). In total there are 34…
This album leaf is part of a section of the illustrations of costumes from the Qianlong court, Huangchao liqi tushi (“The Regulations for the Ceremonial Paraphernalia of the [Qing] Dynasty”). In total there are 34 folios that depict costumes appropriate for the Empress Dowager or Empress to wear at the imperial court along with short descriptive captions. This is the left leaf of one folio (attached to 2004.19.1.11) and it contains eight columns of regular script calligraphy describing the regulations for a jeweled collar (lingyue) for the empress dowager and empress.
Inscriptions and Colophons
皇太后 皇后領約 謹按 本朝定制 皇太后 皇后領約 縷金為之 飾東珠十一 間以珊瑚 兩端垂明黃縧二 中各貫珊瑚 末墜綠松石各二

Translation of the Chinese text: "Jeweled collar…

皇太后 皇后領約 謹按 本朝定制 皇太后 皇后領約 縷金為之 飾東珠十一 間以珊瑚 兩端垂明黃縧二 中各貫珊瑚 末墜綠松石各二

Translation of the Chinese text: "Jeweled collar lingyue for the Empress Dowager and Empress/In accordance with the decree of the present dynasty: The jeweled collar lingyue of the Empress Dowager and Empress is engraved gold decorated with eleven eastern pearls spaced by coral. There are two bright yellow dangling bands: at the centre which are strung with coral beads, and the ends are adorned with two green turquoise stones."

(Translated and transcribed by Lisa Claypool, Ed., China’s Imperial Modern: The Painter’s Craft, Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Museums, 2012, p. 104)

On the reverse "(58)" is handwritten in pencil on the upper left corner.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.10 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20155. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.


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