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Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (ao)

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Han woman's domestic semi-formal coat (ao) in blue silk damask with woven pattern of floral (flowers of the four seasons?) and endless knot motifs and embroidered with flowers, fruit, auspicious symbols and medallions consisting of figural pairs, peaches and flowers in red, green, yellow, black...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf to the MFA September 12, 1946. Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, mid to late 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

111.2 cm (43 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

46.810

Medium or Technique

Silk damask embroidered with floss silks and couched gold-wrapped threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes