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Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (ao)

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Han woman's domestic semi-formal coat (ao) in white silk gauze with design of flowering trees and pavilions in blue, green, pale red, pink, ivory, yellow and brown silk embroidery; border in brown silk and gilt paper strip gauze over gold paper embroidered in silk with figures and scenery and...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. A. Craige Spring to the MFA on September 8, 1938

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. A. Craige Spring

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, mid-19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

97 x 170 cm (38 3/16 x 66 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

38.979

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze with silk embroidery, gilt paper and gilt paper strips

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes