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Woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao)

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Manchu woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao) with side front opening in blue- green plain-weave silk with design of chrysanthemums, peonies and other flowers embroidered with blue, green, yellow, pink, white, orange and red silk; round gold metal buttons with dark blue silk button loops; lined...

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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 (Manchu), Qing dynasty, 1880–1900

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142.7 x 182.5 cm (56 3/16 x 71 7/8 in.)

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Silk plain weave embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts