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Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

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Man's semi-formal court costume of light blue satin with a design of waves, mountains across the bottom, above which are good luck symbols, nine five-clawed dragons holding flaming jewel and clouds in green, blue, yellow, brown, pinkish violet, pink, red and white silk and gilt paper strip 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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130.8 x 205.7 cm (51 1/2 x 81 in.)

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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, metal buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts