Theatrical short coat of pale coral colored satin embroidered with slender, sinuous dragons in shades of blue, violet, green, pink, yellow, orange, and red. Satin stitch with outlines of couched gold thread. Wide border, collar, and cuffs of polychrome brocade in a design of floral medallions. Note triangular shape of sleeves and drawing of dragons. Lining of thin lavendar silk. This probably a woman's coat, but worn by male actor as is customary in China.

Pink Winged short jacket, Kangxi period, 1661-1722

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Details
Title
Pink Winged short jacket
Role
Artist
Dimension
L.38 x W.34 in.
Accession Number
42.8.116
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Theatrical short coat of pale coral colored satin embroidered with slender, sinuous dragons in shades of blue, violet, green, pink, yellow, orange, and red. Satin stitch with outlines of couched gold thread. Wide border, collar, and cuffs of polychrome brocade in a design of floral medallions. Note triangular shape of sleeves and drawing of dragons. Lining of thin lavendar silk. This probably a woman's coat, but worn by male actor as is customary in China.