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theatrical cape
  • China
  • theatrical cape, 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1912)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, silver thread, embroidering
  • Paper Type: satin, running, couching
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 61 1/2 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: 156 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1123

Embroidered yellow silk theatrical cape. It has a yellow silk ground embroidered with imperial dragons, cloud and wave patterns, mountains and auspicious symbols. It is also decorated with Buddhist lions, brocaded balls and butterflies. It has a pink grass cloth lining.