Fragment of a Daoist vestment
Object Place: China
219 x 60 cm (86 1/4 x 23 5/8 in.)108.0 cm; L (waistcoat): 70.0 cm
Medium or Technique
Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread
Not On View
Fragment of Daoist priest vestment with design of stylized cranes, snakes, turtles, dragons, clouds and other auspicious symbols with an overall lozenge pattern embroidered in dark and light blue, red, green, gray, light brown and white silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread on an olive silk satin ground; mounted with a broad band on three sides of black satin, on the fourth side is a dark green cotton band.
1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902)
 MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund