27 April 1997
TWO RARE ALBUM LEAVES FROM THE IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD REGULATIONS
Ink and colour on silk, finely painted with a model of an Imperial noblewoman's chao pao, the summer robe of a wife of an Imperial duke and a winter chao guan, the winter hat of a noblewoman of the same rank, each opposite a long description of the particular garment each leaf measures 16 1/2 x 15 3/4 in. (42 x 40 cm.) (2)
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Gary Dickinson and Linda Wrigglesworth, Imperial Wardrobe, pls. 153 and 155.
The authors, op. cit., discuss women's court dress, an in particular the chao guan and the summer chao pao on pgs. 170 and 175.
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