Costume, Imperial 12-Symbol Robe

Manchu Emperor's Semiformal Twelve-Symbol Court Robe, 19th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Embroidered satinexpand_more

The John R. Van Derlip Fundexpand_more  42.8.49

Not on Viewexpand_more

The designs on this robe depict the Twelve Symbols signifying authority and power. They include the sun, moon, constellation, rock, fu (the Chinese character for happiness), dragon, axe head, pheasant, water plant, sacrificial vessels, flame, and garden

Manchu Emperor's Semiformal Twelve-Symbol Court Robe
54-1/4' L
Accession Number
Curator Approved

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Costume, Imperial 12-Symbol Robe