Woman's domestic formal surcoat (gua)

Chinese (Manchu)
Qing dynasty
mid-19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

140 x 172 cm (55 1/8 x 67 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.394

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) embroidered in silk and gold-wrapped threads

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Manchu woman’s domestic formal surcoat (gua) in dark blue silk with design of waves and mountains across the bottom of coat and sleeve, above which are medallions composed of flowers, vases, gourds, butterflies and fish in various shades of pink, blue, green, yellow, gray and white silk and gold thread tapestry; wadded throughout and lined with blue plain-weave silk.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 10, 1902

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection