Heavenly Splendour

The Edrina Collection of Ming and Qing Imperial Costumes

Heavenly Splendour
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Heavenly Splendour - The Edrina Collection of Ming and Qing Imperial Costumes
223 pages
Color photos
Hard cover
29 x 22 cm
1,233 kg
English and Chinese

This is a catalogue of Ming and Qing Imperial costumes that was published to complement the 2009 exhibition of the Edrina Collection at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.. The imperial costumes of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) periods featured in the catalogue are selected from the Edrina Collection. They include formal court robes (chaofu), semi-formal court robes (jifu), informal and casual robes (changfu and bianfu), as well as a few yardages, rank badges (buzi) and necklaces; these were for use from the emperors, empresses, imperial household members as well as officials and nobles. The appendixes show the Twelve Imperial Symbols, Eight Buddhist Emblems, and Eight Immortal's Implements. Also notes on the use of dragon motifs, chronology, notes on emblems and symbols, glossary, more.
Text in English and Chinese.