Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

Chinese
Qing dynasty, Kanxi period
1700–50


Object Place: China

Dimensions

137.2 x 200 cm (54 x 78 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

02.53

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground with silk, gilt paper strip and metallic gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

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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 a design of waves and mountains across the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons, clouds, scrolls, coral, coins, Artemisia leaf and wheel of law woven in various shades of blue, green, red, pink, yellow, violet and white silk and gold metallic thread and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; lined with pink plain-weave silk.

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