Man's semi-formal surcoat (bufu)
Object Place: China
117.5 x 169.5 cm (46 1/4 x 66 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin with appliquéd court insignia badge embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread
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Man’s semi-formal surcoat (bufu) of dark blue satin and lined with a light blue damask; appliquéd with court insignia badge for a sixth rank civil official embroidered with an egret, satin stitch used for waves, clouds, and leaves. Egret, sun, bats, and Buddhist emblems worked in knot stitch. Egret is the symbol of 6th rank civil official.
Anonymous gift to the MFA on April 5, 1923