Man's robe restyled as a Tibetan chuba

Tapestry-woven dragon robe, restyled as Tibetan chuba during the 19th century. Large gold dragon on front and back, ground covered with blue and green clouds. Ying-lung dragon with three eyes, horns and five claws. Restyling incorporates 4 later rank badges and other kossu fabrics

Provenance

2001, Francesca Galloway, Ltd., London; sold by Francesca Galloway to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously

Man's robe restyled as a Tibetan chuba

  • Chinese, Late Ming or early Qing dynasty, 17th century
Findspot
Tibet
probably Suzhou, China
Dimensions
Overall: 146.7 x 191.8 cm (57 3/4 x 75 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, metal-wrapped, and peacock-feather-wrapped thread slit tapestry
Classification
Costumes
Accession Number
2001.145
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