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Man's semi-formal surcoat (bufu)

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Man's semi-formal surcoat (bufu) of dark blue satin and lined with a light blue damask; appliquéd with court insignia badge for a sixth rank civil official embroidered with an egret, satin stitch used for waves, clouds, and leaves. Egret, sun, bats, and Buddhist emblems worked in knot stitch....

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Provenance

Anonymous gift to the MFA on April 5, 1923

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1890–1900

Object Place

China

Dimensions

117.5 x 169.5 cm (46 1/4 x 66 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.187

Medium or Technique

Silk satin with appliquéd court insignia badge embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes