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

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Gift of Marco Pallis

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

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

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts