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Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

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Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-hoof cuffs and side opening with round metal buttons and a design of waves and mountains across the bottom, above which are nine five-clawed dragons holding pearls, clouds, Artemisia leaf, coins and coral in polychrome silk, gilt paper strip and...

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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, first quarter of the 18th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

139.5 x 206 cm (54 15/16 x 81 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.49

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes