Woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao)

Chinese (Manchu)
Qing dynasty
1880–1900


Object Place: China

Dimensions

142.7 x 182.5 cm (56 3/16 x 71 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.54

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Manchu woman’s domestic semi-formal robe (pao) with side front opening in blue- green plain-weave silk with design of chrysanthemums, peonies and other flowers embroidered with blue, green, yellow, pink, white, orange and red silk; round gold metal buttons with dark blue silk button loops; lined with salmon plain-weave silk.

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