Child's semi-formal court robe (jifu or longpao)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1840–50


Object Place: China

Dimensions

84 x 140.5 cm (33 1/16 x 55 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.575

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with colored floss silk and couched gold-wrapped threads

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Child’s semi-formal court robe (jifu or longpao) with side front closure, horse-hoof cuffs and side slits with design of waves, mountains, dragons, clouds, peonies, pearls, swastikas, bats, and endless knots in blue and white silk embroidery, couched gold metallic thread and peacock feathers on a red silk satin ground; lined with blue plain-weave silk.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection