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Woman's domestic short coat (magua)

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Manchu woman's domestic short coat (magua) in yellow-green damask with a woven design of scattered flowers and key fretwork pattern; round gold metal buttons and yellow-green silk button loop closure; lined with bright blue plain-weave cotton.

Provenance

Lent by Denman W. Ross, April 27, 1910; Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on February 15, 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese (Manchu), Qing dynasty, early 20th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

84.2 x 171.4 cm (33 1/8 x 67 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17.627

Medium or Technique

Silk damask

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes