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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 front opening with design of waves and mountain along the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons, clouds and auspicious symbols embroidered in polychrome silk and couched in gold-wrapped thread on a brown silk satin ground;...

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Provenance

Lent by Marco Pallis, July 3, 1940; gift of Marco Pallis to the MFA in 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Marco Pallis

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1775–1800

Object Place

China

Dimensions

144.5 x 207 cm (56 7/8 x 81 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.50.40

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground embroidered with silk and couched gold wrapped threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes