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2004.19.1.1.54 - 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 2004.19.1.1.54 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 40.9 cm; image: 33.6 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 2004.19.1.55) and it contains eleven columns of regular script calligraphy describing regulations for a diadem, which is illustrated on the attached right leaf.
Inscriptions and Colophons
皇太后 皇后金約 謹按 本朝定制 皇太后 皇后金約 縷金雲十三 飾東珠各一 間以青金石 紅片金裏 後繫金銜綠松石結 貫珠下垂 五行三就 共珍珠三百二十四…
皇太后 皇后金約 謹按 本朝定制 皇太后 皇后金約 縷金雲十三 飾東珠各一 間以青金石 紅片金裏 後繫金銜綠松石結 貫珠下垂 五行三就 共珍珠三百二十四 每行大珍珠一 中間金銜青金石結二 每具飾東珠 珍珠各八 末綴珊瑚

Translation of the Chinese text: "Golden diadem jinyue for the Empress Dowager and Empress/In accordance with the decree of the present dynasty:/The golden diadem of the Empress Dowager and Empress is engraved with thirteen golden clouds, each ornamented with one eastern pearl, and with blue stones interspersed with golden stones and an [interior] red band that has gold [design] on the facing. At the back is golden plaque inlaid with spaced green turquoise stones, from which pearls trail down in five strings and in three registers./Altogether there are 324 pearls, each string threaded with a large pearl. At the center there are ornaments of gold, lapis lazuli and precious gems that are combined in a knot, and each knot is decorated with eight eastern pearls and eight gems apiece, the ends adorned in coral. "

(Translated and transcribed by Lisa Claypool, Ed., China’s Imperial Modern: The Painter’s Craft, Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Museums, 2012, p.102)

On the reverse of the piece "(14)" is handwritten in pencil on the upper right corner.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.54 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20263. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.


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Author Vollmer, John and Jacqueline Simcox
Title Emblems of Empire: Selections from the Mactaggart Art Collection
Publication Date 2009