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Man's court robe (jifu)

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Blue gauze; across the bottom is a design of conventional waves, and mountains, broken by flowers; above this are dragons, clouds, peonies, and other flowers. The collars and cuffs of black gauze are worked with similar designs. Embroidered with various shades of blue, red, pink, white, yellow,...

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Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Chinese, Qing dynasty, first quarter 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

144.5 x 220 cm (56 7/8 x 86 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.67

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze embroidered with floss silk and couched gold-wrapped threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes