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Man's dragon robe
CBL C 1050
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Masterpiece

The robes were elaborately decorated with the imperial emblem of the five-clawed dragon and other auspicious symbols of authority and religious significance.

History of the Object
Silk dragon robes were worn by the emperors of China, the imperial family, and court officials for ceremonial functions.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Imperial yellow woven silk tapestry (kesi), with fleece lining 
Measurements
Width 190,5 cm. Height 114,0 cm.  
Creator name
Court embroiderers 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
18th Century – 19th century 
Function
Ceremonial 
Acquisition
Purchased privately, probably in 1917 
Copyright
(c) Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The Chester Beatty Library 
Museum
The Chester Beatty Library 
Credit line
Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library 

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