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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 a design of waves and mountains across the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons, clouds, scrolls, coral, coins, Artemisia leaf and wheel of law woven in various shades of blue, green,...

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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, Kanxi period, 1700–50

Object Place

China

Dimensions

137.2 x 200 cm (54 x 78 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

02.53

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes