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Man's formal court robe (chaofu)

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Man's formal court robe (chaofu) of navy silk gauze with 5-clawed dragons, embroidered with blue, green, and yellow silk floss in florentine stitch and couched gold-metallic yarns. Decorative bands of lampas with black silk satin ground patterned with gold-metallic yarn.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA

Credit Line

Frederick L. Jack Fund, Marshall H. Gould Fund, and John Ware Willard Fund

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1870–80

Object Place

China

Dimensions

135.6 x 211.1 cm (53 3/8 x 83 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1974.408

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes