Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (ao)
Object Place: China
95 x 141.3 cm (37 3/8 x 55 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave (crepe) resist-dyed with overdrawn details, silk embroidery; metal buttons
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Han woman’s domestic semi-formal coat (ao) with design of peonies and butterflies in resist-dye on a gray silk crepe ground and trimmed with embroidered silk and yellow silk ribbon; round gold metal button and blue silk loop side closure.
Purchased by donor in Beijing about 1889; gift of Mrs. H. M. von Brandt of Wiesbaden, Germany, wife of the late German minister, to the MFA on October 6, 1896.
Gift of Mrs. H. M. von Brandt