Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1875–1900


Object Place: China

Dimensions

L (Center back): 138.5 cm (54 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

47.1045

Medium or Technique

Silk, satin-weave ground with silk, gold-wrapped thread and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill weave

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening and design of water and mountain across the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons, clouds, bats, endless knot and other auspicious symbols in green, red, blue, black and white silk and gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a yellow silk satin ground; neckband and cuffs have design of water, dragons, clouds and auspicious symbols in silk and gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue silk satin ground; lined with yellow silk damask.

Provenance

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop to the MFA on May 8, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop