Woman's coat (ao)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1880s


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 82 x 171cm (32 5/16 x 67 5/16in.)

Accession Number

11.146

Medium or Technique

Silk satin ground embroidered in silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s coat (ao), probably for theater costume, of dark blue satin with design of flowers, fruit and butterflies embroidered with yellow, orange, green, and white silk and couched gold-wrapped thread; gilt spangles are sewn at intervals on the ground fabric; trimmed around the neck and down the front is red satin with a design of flowers embroidered in blue and white silk; side front opening; lined with plain-weave hemp.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 2, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection