Man's court robe (jifu)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1890–1910


Object Place: China

Dimensions

135 x 205.8 cm (53 1/8 x 81 in.)

Accession Number

11.121

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s court robe (jifu) of bright blue silk with design of cosmic wave and mountains, above which are dragons, clouds and various auspicious symbols in blue, green, yellow and white silk and gold thread; sleeves with horseshoe cuffs are of brown silk with stripes of gold thread; side front opening with knotted silk button and loop closure; wadded and lined with light blue damask.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 2, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection