Child's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1825–75


Object Place: China

Dimensions

87.2 x 125.1 cm (34 5/16 x 49 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

10.62

Medium or Technique

Silk; split tapestry-weave (kesi) with silk and gold-metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Child’s semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening with gold round buttons and design of earth mountain and cosmic ocean along the bottom, above which are nine five-clawed dragons with flaming pearl, clouds and bats in silk and metallic gold thread on an orange silk tapestry ground, neck band and cuffs of silk tapestry with dark blue ground; lined in light blue plain-weave silk.

The color orange is suitable for wear by the heir-apparent.

Provenance

Gift of Louis H. Farlow to the MFA on March 3, 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Louis H. Farlow