Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1870–80


Object Place: China

Dimensions

137 x 195.5 cm (53 15/16 x 76 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.574

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground embroidered with colored silk floss and gold-wrapped threads, metal buttons

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening with round metal buttons and design of water and mountain across the bottom, above which are four-clawed dragons, clouds, lotus, bats and flames embroidered in colored silk floss and gold-wrapped threads on a blue twill-weave silk ground; neckband and cuffs have design of water, dragons, bats and clouds embroidered on dark blue silk; lined with light blue plain-weave silk.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection