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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 design of waves and mountains across the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons holding a jewel and clouds woven in various shades of violet, blue, green, yellow, brown, red and white...

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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, Kangxi period, 1700–25

Object Place

China

Dimensions

140.5 x 188 cm (55 5/16 x 74 in.)

Accession Number

02.52

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes