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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 metal buttons and design of stylized of waves and mountains across the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons and clouds in shades of blue, green, yellow, pink, red and white silk and gold metallic thread...

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Provenance

1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902) NOTES: [1] MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1720–30

Object Place

China

Dimensions

138.5 x 197 cm (54 1/2 x 77 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.48

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes