A jifu (formal court robe)
of sea green summer gauze, embroidered with nine gilt dragons among auspicious emblems, including five symbols of Imperial Authority, the axe, the characters, the moon and sun, the constellation on reverse shoulders, 19th century
See Colour Plate 1

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It is thought that robes with five symbols were worn by Imperial consorts. A very similar robe is illustrated on page 95, plate 76 of The Imperial Wardrobe by Gary Dickinson and Linda Wrigglesworth

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