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Woman's bridal coat (longpao)

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Woman's bridal coat (longpao) of orange-red silk satin with design of dragons, waves, phoenix, bats, clouds and flowers embroidered in bright greens, blues, reds, pink, yellow, white and black silk and couched with gold thread; edged with blue, black and white brocade; lined with bright green damask....

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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 (Han), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

112.5 x 148.4 cm (44 5/16 x 58 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.64

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes