Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (ao)

Chinese (Han)
Qing dynasty
first quarter 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

112.5 x 173.7 cm (44 5/16 x 68 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.398

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave embroidered with couched gold-wrapped thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s domestic semi-formal coat (ao) in dark blue silk satin with a design of Hundred Antiques (vases of flowers, floral arabesques, scholar’s objects) in couched gold thread. Part way down the front is a strip of gold cloth, and narrow light blue and white gimp; closure on left side; 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