Woman's domestic robe (ao)

Chinese (Han)
Qing dynasty
1850–60


Object Place: China

Dimensions

115.4 x 156.8 cm (45 7/16 x 61 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

02.59

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Han woman’s domestic robe (ao) of light blue silk satin with design of peonies and butterflies embroidered with polychrome silk in satin and knot stitches and couched with gold-wrapped thread; trimmed at neck, front and side vents with black satin with silk and gilt paper strip supplementary patterning wefts and black and white floral gimp; gold metal floral buttons with black silk loop closure; lined with salmon-pink silk damask.

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