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2004.19.1.1.61 - 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 2004.19.1.1.61 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: 34.6 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 right leaf of one folio (attached to 2004.19.1.60) and it contains nine columns of regular script calligraphy describing the details of a winter court hat. The text on this leaf continues onto the attached left leaf.
Inscriptions and Colophons
皇太后 皇后冬朝冠 謹按 本朝定制 皇太后 皇后冬朝冠 薰貂為之 上綴朱緯 頂三層 貫東珠各一 皆承以金鳳 飾東珠各三 珍珠各十七 上銜大東珠 朱緯上週綴金鳳七…
皇太后 皇后冬朝冠 謹按 本朝定制 皇太后 皇后冬朝冠 薰貂為之 上綴朱緯 頂三層 貫東珠各一 皆承以金鳳 飾東珠各三 珍珠各十七 上銜大東珠 朱緯上週綴金鳳七 飾東...

Translation of the Chinese text: " Winter court hat chaoguan for the Empress Dowager and Empress/In accordance with the decree of the present dynasty:/The winter hat of the Empress Dowager and Empress is made of sable fur, adorned above with rows of red floss silk tassels. There are three levels to the finial on top, each level separated by one eastern pearl [a freshwater pearl from Songhuajiang, Manchuria, also called "northern pearls"] supported by one golden phoenix (which are themselves each adorned with three eastern pearls, and 17 precious pearls), and the finial top is a great eastern pearl. The red floss silk tassels above are adorned with golden phoenix, seven in numbers,... [text continued on left leaf, 2004.19.1.1.60]"

(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 "(7)" is handwritten in pencil on the upper left corner. Below the pencil number are two black ink markings.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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