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Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

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Man's padded and quilted semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening with round gold metal buttons and design of waves and mountains across the bottom woven with silver, bronze, and gold thread; above this are five-clawed dragons holding pearls, clouds, bats, peonies, plum...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on August 8, 1902

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1890–1900

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134 x 203 cm (52 3/4 x 79 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, slit tapestry-weave ground (kesi) in silk and metallic gold-wrapped thread, wadded and quilted


Textiles and Fashion Arts