Fragment of a Daoist vestment

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1790s


Object Place: China

Dimensions

219 x 60 cm (86 1/4 x 23 5/8 in.)108.0 cm; L (waistcoat): 70.0 cm

Accession Number

02.68

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902)

NOTES:
[1] MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund