Woman's domestic robe (pao)

Chinese (Manchu)
Qing dynasty
1880s


Object Place: China

Dimensions

142.5 x 176.5 cm (56 1/8 x 69 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

02.58

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Manchu woman’s domestic robe (pao) with side-front opening in green satin with design of butterflies and flowers embroidered in polychrome silk; black silk button loop closure; lined with bright pink plain-weave silk. Missing sleeve turnbacks, collar and borders.

Provenance

1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902)

NOTES:
[1] MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund