General's Wife, Qing Dynasty
Qing General's Wife: Click the image to examine the finer details.
A similar Qing dynasty robe from the 19th century
Notice the small bound feet of the lady-in-waiting, denoting that she's of ethnic Han decent, while the raised platform shoes of the general's wife likely denote she's of Manchu heritage (Manchu women do not bound their feet.) She holds a commander's command plaque, similar in function to an European baton.
The General: Click the image to examine the finer details.
→ ☯ [Please support my work at Patreon] ☯ ←