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Fragment of a Daoist vestment

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Fragment of Daoist priest vestment with design of stylized cranes, snakes, turtles, dragons, clouds and other auspicious symbols with an overall lozenge pattern embroidered in dark and light blue, red, green, gray, light brown and white silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread on an olive silk...

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1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902) NOTES: [1] MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.

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Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1790s

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219 x 60 cm (86 1/4 x 23 5/8 in.)108.0 cm; L (waistcoat): 70.0 cm

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Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts