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

Formerly the property of the Chinese Emperor Puyi (1906- ); collection of Arthur F. Wright

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