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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).  
 
   
 
   
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 be [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.jpg|center|frame|Fragment with wrestling lions and harpies. © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. ]]
  
 
== Summary of results ==
 
== Summary of results ==

Revision as of 09:26, 10 August 2017

Artifact Information

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

Fragment of shroud be [1].


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

Summary of results

One yellow thread from the collar seam was removed for dye analysis

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 pagoda tree buds. [2]

HPLC profile

References

[1] Gary Dickinson, and Linda Wrigglesworth, Imperial Wardrobe, Bamboo Press, London, (1990) 199.

[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).