User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Boy's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

Start collecting

Boy's semi-formal court robe of red twill weave silk embroidered and couched with five-clawed dragons, clouds, Buddhist symbols, Isles of the Blessed, waves, fish and sacred jewel in blue, green, yellow, black, red, brown, white and gold. Neck and sleeve bands of black silk, plain twill weave...

Show Full Description


Gift of M.M. Greer to the MFA on December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of M. M. Greer

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1890–1910

Object Place



97 x 145.5 cm (38 3/16 x 57 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk twill weave embroidered with colored floss silks and couched gold-wrapped threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts