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Fragment of a man's court robe (jifu)

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Fragment of man's court robe (jifu) woven with silk and copper-color thread made of paper. The ground is dark blue; the design, a conventional wave-line, a dragon front face amid clouds, bats, and peonies is of blues, white, black and bronze.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, June 26, 1902

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, last quarter 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 49.5 x 36.5 cm (19 1/2 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.347

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes