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Woman's domestic robe (ao)

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Han woman's domestic robe (ao) in dark blue satin with design of flowers and butterflies embroidered in polychrome silk; trimmed in white satin with floral and butterfly motifs embroidered in silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread and edged with black satin and appliquéd gold and white...

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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, 1880s

Object Place

China

Dimensions

95.4 x 130.8 x 91.5 cm (37 9/16 x 51 1/2 x 36 in.)

Accession Number

02.63

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes