Man's court robe (jifu)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
first quarter 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

144.5 x 220 cm (56 7/8 x 86 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.67

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze embroidered with floss silk and couched gold-wrapped threads

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Blue gauze; across the bottom is a design of conventional waves, and mountains, broken by flowers; above this are dragons, clouds, peonies, and other flowers. The collars and cuffs of black gauze are worked with similar designs. Embroidered with various shades of blue, red, pink, white, yellow, black, and brown silk and gold thread. The lower part of the sleeves are of deep plum colored silk.

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