Theater robe

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1880 to 1899


Object Place: China, Southern

Dimensions

145 x 254 cm (57 1/16 x 100 in.)

Accession Number

11.122

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Theatrical robe of red satin with design of cosmic wave and mountain along the bottom, above which is a large dragon surrounded by clouds, flowers, bird, carp and lion-dogs son embroidered with blue, green, yellow, white, black and brown silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread; scattered over the ground and parts of the design are metal spangles and disks of bronze paper; lined with deep yellow plain-weave linen.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 2, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection