Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)
Object Place: China
138.5 x 197 cm (54 1/2 x 77 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin-weave ground with silk, gilt paper strip and gold-metallic thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave
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Man’s semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening with round metal buttons and design of stylized of waves and mountains across the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons and clouds in shades of blue, green, yellow, pink, red and white silk and gold metallic thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a pale blue silk satin ground. The collar and cuffs are of dark blue brocaded silk. Lined to the waist with bright pink plain-weave silk. See note on 02.48.
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