Buddhist monk's cape

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1750–1800


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Length 147 cm (57 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

93.1087b

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic thread tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cape-like garment worn by a Buddhist monk; tapestry woven with polychrome silk and gold metallic thread; red ground with with dragons; rank badge at center back with five-clawed dragon; border at bottom with gold ground with water and waves; disassembled and stitched to fabric; b is back of cape, a is front

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift to the MFA September 1, 1893. Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection