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Woman's domestic surcoat (waitao)

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Woman's domestic surcoat (waitao) in dark blue satin with design of loosely arranged roundels of peonies, birds and bats embroidered in pinks, red, white, green, yellow and blue silk; lined with light blue silk damask. Pheasants and other birds, plum blossoms, pine, bamboo. Center front closure....

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 10, 1902

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, 1750–75

Object Place

China

Dimensions

109.5 x 128.2 cm (43 1/8 x 50 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

02.397

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes