Ceremonial Pheasant Robe of the Consort of Imperial Prince Yeong

Early 20th century

National Palace Museum of Korea

National Palace Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

This is a ceremonial dress which the consort of Imperial Prince Yeong wore when she greeted Emperor Sunjong in 1922. As a ceremonial robe of a woman of the highest rank at court, the name, Pheasant Robe originated from the regularly placed pheasant patterns and design. It is made of deep-blue silk with nine lines of pheasant and plum blossom designs, as well as surrounding red silk band with embroidered cloud and phoenix designs in gold thread. On the chest, back, and shoulders of the robe are attached insignias embroidered in gold, that feature a five-clawed dragon. Rules for the ceremonial garment of the consort of the Imperial Prince of the Korean Empire were complied for this robe, and the wearer adorned herself with a full set pheasant robe, inner robe, layered over-skirt, silk belt, rear drapery, apron covering the knees, jade belt, hanging jade beads, shoulder ribbon, socks, shoes, and a jade scepter.


  • Title: Ceremonial Pheasant Robe of the Consort of Imperial Prince Yeong
  • Date Created: Early 20th century
  • Rights: National palace museum of Korea
  • Medium: Clothing

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