Man's court robe (jifu)
first quarter 19th century
Object Place: China
144.5 x 220 cm (56 7/8 x 86 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk gauze embroidered with floss silk and couched gold-wrapped threads
Not On View
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.
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