Anonymous (19th century)
An Imperial Edict, Daoguang period (1821-1850)
Ink and color on five-colored brocade, mounted as a handscroll; with text reading from left to right in Manchu characters and repeated from right to left in Chinese characters, the Chinese text opening with the woven characters Fengtian Gaomin (By Command of Heaven) flanked by two dragons, followed by text in red, green, blue, and black ink ending with the date 'ninth day of the eleventh month of the eighth year of Daoguang' (1828), with two large seal impressions.
12 x 91 1/2in (30.5 x 232.4cm)
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