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Woman's domestic formal robe (pao)

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Woman's domestic formal robe (pao), probably worn for lantern festival, in slit tapestry in polychrome silk and gold metallic threads on a jade green silk ground with design of waves and mountain across lower edge surrounded by bats, scepters, swords, swastikas and wheels above which are...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. John Nicholas Brown, Sr. to the MFA on June 24, 1987

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Natalie Brown (née Dresser), Mrs. John Nicholas Brown, Senior

Chinese (Manchu), Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

193 x 148 cm (76 x 58 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1987.354

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold-metallic thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes