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Fragment of a robe (pao)

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A circular medallion from a woman's robe (pao) with flowers and butterflies embroidered in green, dark and light blue, white and various shades of brown silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 2, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1880–90

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 21.3 x 21 cm (8 3/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.175

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes