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Asian Art

Unsewn Ceremonial or Birthday Robe for the Wife of an Official or Nobleman

late 19th century

Magenta silk gauze embroidered in petit point with polychrome silk thread in a floral pattern of lotus, peonies, narcissi, and bamboo with foliage

58 1/2 × 88 in. (148.6 × 223.5 cm)
Gift of Marya Wright in memory of Arthur F. Wright
1976.113.1
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Provenance: 

Chinese Emperor Puyi (1906-1967 ) collection (apocryphal); Prof. Arthur F. Wright, (1913–1976) Collection, Guilford, Conn.; Marya Wankowicz Wright (Mrs. Arthur F. Wright) (formerly Mrs. Holmes H. Welch) (died 1999), Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1976 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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