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Boy's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

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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...

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Provenance

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

China

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.2188

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes