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Buddhist monk's cape

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Cape-like garment worn by a Buddhist monk; tapestry woven with polychrome silk and gold metallic thread; red ground with with dragons; rank badge at center back with five-clawed dragon; border at bottom with gold ground with water and waves; disassembled and stitched to fabric; b is back of cape, a...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift to the MFA September 1, 1893. Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1750–1800

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Length 147 cm (57 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

93.1087b

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic thread tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes