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Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

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Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening with round gold metal buttons and design of water and mountain along the bottom; above which are nine five-clawed dragons, sacred pearl, bats and clouds on an interlocking swastika background pattern in light and dark...

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Provenance

Lent by Marco Pallis, July 3, 1940; gift of Marco Pallis to the MFA on April 13, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Marco Pallis

Chinese, Qing dynasty, fourth quarter of the 18th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

145.4 x 198.1 cm (57 1/4 (CB) x 78 in.)

Accession Number

50.744

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground with gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave; metal buttons

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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