Man's court robe (jifu)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1775–1825


Object Place: China

Dimensions

140.5 x 219.5 cm (55 5/16 x 86 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.396

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s court robe (jifu) with dark blue ground; across the bottom are stylized waves and mountain (cosmic landscape); above which are dragons, clouds, bats, fruit, baskets of flowers and other auspicious symbols woven with various shades of blue, pink, red, yellow, brown, gray, green, and white silk and gold-wrapped thread; the collar and cuffs are also of tapestry, but the ground is of a darker shade of blue; the bottoms of the sleeves are of black velvet; lined with light blue silk satin. Original cuffs and facings to match.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, 1902

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection