This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
- Cultures and time periods represented
range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
- Types of works include paintings, drawings,
watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs,
textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.
Gain access to this incredible resource through either a
monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from
your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute
details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica
for more information on the collection, click on the link below the
revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Name-CRT: Chinese
Title Type: Object name
View: back view
Creation Start Date: 1644
Creation End Date: 1699
Creation Date: Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 17th century
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: Cut velvet with patterned wefts of multicolored silks, gold-wrapped silk, and peacock-feather filaments
Dimensions: W. 55 in. (139.7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1987.147
Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 1987
This 'chuba' (aristocrat's robe) was converted from a Chinese velvet robe of the early seventeenth century-a common practice in Tibet. It is not possible in most cases to estimate the date of the making of a 'chuba,' as a Chinese robe might have been in a Tibetan collection for a long period before being retailored into a Tibetan garment. The cut velvet is dark blue with patterned wefts of red, orange, green, blue (two shades), yellow, and white silks and with paired metal-wrapped silk yarns and silks wrapped with peacock (or Siamese fighting cock) filaments tied to its surface. It is something of a tour de force in weaving. On one side of the robe is a single dragon holding a pearl in its claws; on the other side is a pair of facing dragons with a flaming pearl between their open mouths. They are set against a background of 'five-color auspicious clouds' above rocky mountains rising from of the sea, where various Buddhist symbols appear among the waves.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1987.147
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.