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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 waves and mountains across the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons and clouds, woven with different shades of pink, red, blue, violet, green, yellow, brown, and...

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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.

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Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1700–25

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139.5 x 188.2 cm (54 15/16 x 74 1/8 in.)

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Silk; satin-weave ground with silk, gold metallic thread and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, metal buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts