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2004.19.1.1.60 - 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 2004.19.1.1.60 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: 26.2 cm x 32.1 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 2004.19.1.61). and it contains nine columns of regular script calligraphy describing the details of a winter court hat. The text on this leaf continues from the attached right leaf.
Inscriptions and Colophons
珠各九 貓睛石各一 珍珠各二十一 後金翟一 飾貓睛石一 小珍珠十六 翟尾垂珠 五行二就 共珍珠三百有二 每行大珍珠一 中間金銜青金石結一 飾東珠 珍珠各六…
珠各九 貓睛石各一 珍珠各二十一 後金翟一 飾貓睛石一 小珍珠十六 翟尾垂珠 五行二就 共珍珠三百有二 每行大珍珠一 中間金銜青金石結一 飾東珠 珍珠各六 末綴珊瑚 冠後護領垂明黃縧二 末綴寶石 青緞為帶

Translation of the Chinese text: "[continuing from the right leaf, 2004.19.1.1.61]...ornamented with nine eastern pearls apiece, and one cat's eye stone [topaz] each [for the phoenix body], and pearls, 21 each [for the phoenix tail feathers].[At the back of the hat] there is a long-tailed pheasant [an inverted gourd-shaped flap of fur], ornamented with one cat's eye stone, and 16 small gems. The pheasant tail trails in pearls arranged in five strands and two registers, totalling 302. Each strand [of pearls] has one large pearl. At the centre is a plaque made of gold-inlaid lapis lazuli from which hangs an eastern pearl and six precious pearls, with coral beads at the ends. At the back of the hat where it meets the collar trail two bright yellow ribbons, adorned with precious gems, and a sash of blue satin."

(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 "(8)" is handwritten in pencil on the upper right corner.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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