French, made Nanjing, China / Mantle of a Court Page / ca. 1551- 1589French, made Nanjing, China
Mantle of a Court Page
ca. 1551- 1589

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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Name-CRT: French, made Nanjing, China
Title: Mantle of a Court Page
Title Type: Object name
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Creation Start Date: 1551
Creation End Date: 1589
Creation Date: ca. 1551- 1589
Creation Place: Nanjing, China
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Menswear
Materials and Techniques: silk, gilt thread
Dimensions: Diam. 32 in. (81.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 06.941
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906

This mantle, made with a sixteenth-century Ming Dynasty velvet, is purely European in form. The gold thread is typically Chinese in style: gilded paper wound on a core of orange silk.

AMICA ID: MMA_.06.941
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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