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Man's semi-formal court robe (longpao)

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Man's semi-formal court coat (jifu) of bright blue silk twill embroidered with silk twist yarn and silver- and gold-metallic wrapped thread with eight four-clawed dragons and designs of fruit, flowers, waves, clouds, bats, flaming jewels, and Islands of the Blessed Plain satin stitch is used for...

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Provenance

Anonymous gift to the MFA on April 5, 1923

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1900–10

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 140.3 x 215.9 cm (55 1/4 x 85 in.)

Accession Number

23.185b

Medium or Technique

Silk twill embroidered with polychrome silk and couched gold- and silver-metallic threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes