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Asian Art

Ceremonial or Birthday Robe for the Imperial Family

late 19th century

Silk gauze embroidered in petit point with polychrome silk thread, patterned with shou emblems of good fortune and long life

61 × 86 in. (154.9 × 218.4 cm)
other (b): 31 1/2 × 60 1/4 in. (80 × 153 cm)
other (c): 31 1/2 × 43 1/2 in. (80 × 110.5 cm)
other (d): 32 × 35 3/8 in. (81.3 × 89.9 cm)
Gift of Marya Wright in memory of Arthur F. Wright
1976.113.2a-d
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Provenance: 

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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