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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 water and mountain across the bottom, above which are four-clawed dragons, clouds, lotus, bats and flames embroidered in colored silk floss and gold-wrapped threads on a blue...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1870–80

Object Place

China

Dimensions

137 x 195.5 cm (53 15/16 x 76 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.574

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground embroidered with colored silk floss and gold-wrapped threads, metal buttons

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes