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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 and design of water and mountain across the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons, clouds, bats, endless knot and other auspicious symbols in green, red, blue, black and white silk and gold discontinuous...

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop to the MFA on May 8, 1947

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1875–1900

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L (Center back): 138.5 cm (54 1/2 in.)

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Silk, satin-weave ground with silk, gold-wrapped thread and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts