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Woman's domestic robe (ao)

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Han woman's domestic robe (ao) of light blue silk satin with design of peonies and butterflies embroidered with polychrome silk in satin and knot stitches and couched with gold-wrapped thread; trimmed at neck, front and side vents with black satin with silk and gilt paper strip supplementary...

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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.

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Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, 1850–60

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115.4 x 156.8 cm (45 7/16 x 61 3/4 in.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts