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== Artifact Information ==
 
== Artifact Information ==
  
The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA USA. E80968.
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 33.371. 50X43 cm (Ellen Page Hall Fund).
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Silk lampas with supplementary discontinuous metal-wrapped patterning wefts.
 
   
 
   
The Peabody Essex Museum collected a dragon robe (E80968) thought to have been produced for the late Qing dynasty court. Beginning in the seventeenth century, only the emperor, empress, empress dowager and sometimes a high-ranking imperial consort were permitted to wear garments in
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Fragment of shroud believed to have been part of the shroud of a bishop of Burgo de Osma. Design of pairs of lions attacking human-headed birds within circles connected by smaller circles containing inscriptions, woven with red, green, and light brown silk (weft) and gold thread (brocaded). The date of the piece was probably Early 12th century, from Almoravid of Spanish (probably Almería)[1].
this ‘bright’ or ‘clear’ shade of yellow, known in Chinese as ming huang [1]. The robe was probably made for a very high-ranking woman at court, if not the Emperor’s wife or mother. The height of the lishui wave border at the hem, in addition to the prominence of the dragons, stylistically place this robe in the middle of the nineteenth century [2].
 
  
  
[[File:80968.PNG|center|frame|Imperial dragon robe. © The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA USA. ]]
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[[File:MFA 33.371.PNG|center|frame|Fragment with wrestling lions and harpies. © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. ]]
  
 
== Summary of results ==
 
== Summary of results ==
  
[[File:Sampling PEM E80968.PNG|thumb|'''One yellow thread from the collar seam was removed for dye analysis]]
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[[File:MFA 33.371 result.PNG|Frame|two threads, red and green, were collected for dye analysis, analyzed by prof. R. Larusen at Boston University]]
 
 
Yellow thread from the collar seam was samples and analyzed. The major components of the plant are flavonoids: rutin, keampferol and quecetin glycosides. The dyeing source was probably [http://cameo.mfa.org/wiki/Pagoda_tree_(Styphnolobium_japonicum)_LC pagoda tree buds]. [2]
 
 
 
== HPLC profile ==
 
  
  
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== References ==
 
== References ==
  
[1] Gary Dickinson, and Linda Wrigglesworth, Imperial Wardrobe, Bamboo Press, London, (1990) 199.
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[1] http://https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/fragment-with-wrestling-lions-and-harpies-66254
  
[2] Xian Zhang,Karina Corrigan, Bruce MacLaren, Mimi Leveque, and Richard A. Laursen, Characterization of Yellow Dyes in Nineteenth Century Chinese Textiles. Studies in Conservation 52, 211-220 (2007).
 
 
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:18, 10 August 2017

Artifact Information

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 33.371. 50X43 cm (Ellen Page Hall Fund).

Silk lampas with supplementary discontinuous metal-wrapped patterning wefts.

Fragment of shroud believed to have been part of the shroud of a bishop of Burgo de Osma. Design of pairs of lions attacking human-headed birds within circles connected by smaller circles containing inscriptions, woven with red, green, and light brown silk (weft) and gold thread (brocaded). The date of the piece was probably Early 12th century, from Almoravid of Spanish (probably Almería)[1].


Fragment with wrestling lions and harpies. © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Summary of results

two threads, red and green, were collected for dye analysis, analyzed by prof. R. Larusen at Boston University


References

[1] http://https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/fragment-with-wrestling-lions-and-harpies-66254