Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)
Qing dynasty, Kanxi period
Object Place: China
137.2 x 200 cm (54 x 78 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin-weave ground with silk, gilt paper strip and metallic gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave
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Man’s semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening with round metal buttons and a design of waves and mountains across the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons, clouds, scrolls, coral, coins, Artemisia leaf and wheel of law woven in various shades of blue, green, red, pink, yellow, violet and white silk and gold metallic thread and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; lined with pink plain-weave silk.
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