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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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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on September 1, 1893

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty (late Qianlong), 1750–1800

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Overall: 147 x 121.9 cm (57 7/8 x 48 in.)

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Silk and gold metallic thread tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts