Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (ao)

Chinese (Han)
Qing dynasty
first quarter 19th century

Object Place: China


112.5 x 173.7 cm (44 5/16 x 68 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave embroidered with couched gold-wrapped thread

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s domestic semi-formal coat (ao) in dark blue silk satin with a design of Hundred Antiques (vases of flowers, floral arabesques, scholar’s objects) in couched gold thread. Part way down the front is a strip of gold cloth, and narrow light blue and white gimp; closure on left side; lined with blue plain-weave silk.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 10, 1902

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection