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Emperor's court robe (jifu)

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Emperor's court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs in yellow silk tapestry (kesi) in polychrome silk and gold-wrapped thread with design of Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority and mountain and wave pattern along the lower edge of robe; lined with light blue plain-weave silk.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA in 1893

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, first quarter 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

148.7 x 210.4 cm (58 9/16 x 82 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.1086

Medium or Technique

Silk tapestry weave (kesi)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes