Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1700–25


Object Place: China

Dimensions

139.5 x 188.2 cm (54 15/16 x 74 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.50

Medium or Technique

Silk; satin-weave ground with silk, gold metallic thread and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, 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 stylized waves and mountains across the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons and clouds, woven with different shades of pink, red, blue, violet, green, yellow, brown, and black silk and gold thread and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a pinkish-brown silk satin ground; lined with pink plain-weave silk. See note on 02.48.

Provenance

1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902)

NOTES:
[1] MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund