From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 54-25-5
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Qing Dynasty
Date Made 19th Century - Early 20th Century
Section Asian
Materials Silk | Metallic Thread
Technique Gauze Weave

Qing Dynasty summer court robe lacking the spreading collar for a noble or high official. This robe closes on the right with frog closings (also called frog fastenings). There is a five-clawed dragon on the front center of the chest surrounded by various auspicious motifs including bats, flaming pearl, rhinoceros horn, cranes, and clouds. There are waves with rocks above the waistband. There is embroidery on the gauze (couching stitch), and a counted stitch (納紗繡) used for poly-chrome on the diagonal band at the bottom, above the hem, at the waist, and on the sleeves. There are lampas weave borders with gold threads as well as yellow and black silk threads.

Height 126.6 cm
Width 191 cm
Credit Line Gift of Helen J. Airgood in memory of Dr. S. Paul Jones, 1954
Other Number 4-1969-43 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number

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