Man's formal court collar (pi'ling)
Object Place: China
40.5 x 84 cm (15 15/16 x 33 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin embroidered with silk and gold- and silver-metallic threads
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Man’s formal court collar (pi’ling) of blue silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk and gold-metallic thread in satin stitch and couching with dragons, bats, sacred jewels, clouds, waves, and Islands of the Blessed. Wide border of silk brocaded with flat gold threads (lamellae). A red cord with ornaments hangs from center of neck border at back. Cape-collar fastens in front at neck. Matching coat (jifu) 23.185b.
Anonymous gift to the MFA on April 5, 1923