Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)
Object Place: China
139.5 x 188.2 cm (54 15/16 x 74 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; satin-weave ground with silk, gold metallic thread and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, metal buttons
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Man’s semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening with round metal buttons and design of stylized waves and mountains across the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons and clouds, woven with different shades of pink, red, blue, violet, green, yellow, brown, and black silk and gold thread and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a pinkish-brown silk satin ground; lined with pink plain-weave silk. See note on 02.48.
1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902)
 MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund