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Image robe for statue (?) (longpao)

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Robe for statue in yellow silk satin with designs of dragons, Buddhist symbols, flaming pearls, lotus, phoenix, bats, Islands of the Blessed, clouds and waves couched in two shades of gold-wrapped thread; heads of dragons in high relief with eyes outlined in embroidered black silk, green eyebrows,...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Francis M. Weld to the MFA in 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Francis M. Weld

Chinese, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

155.5 x 264.5 cm (61 1/4 x 104 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.314

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched gold-wrapped threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes