Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)
first quarter of the 18th century
Object Place: China
139.5 x 206 cm (54 15/16 x 81 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin-weave ground with silk, metallic gold thread and gilt paper strip 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-hoof cuffs and side opening with round metal buttons and a design of waves and mountains across the bottom, above which are nine five-clawed dragons holding pearls, clouds, Artemisia leaf, coins and coral in polychrome silk, gilt paper strip and metallic gold thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a yellow silk satin ground, navy blue silk piping at neck and front edges, lined with pink plain-weave silk.
1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902) NOTES:  MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund