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Robe

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    before 1901 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk gauze with embroidery in silks and gold thread

  • Museum number:

    1615-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Summer robe, probably that of a high military official; of blue silk gauze, embroidered with coloured silks and gold thread.
Embroidered with four-clawed dragons pursuing flaming jewels in the midst of scrolled clouds having risen from sea-waves. Flying bats and an occasional floral spray fill in the intervals. It is trimmed with silk and gold brocade of floral pattern.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

before 1901 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk gauze with embroidery in silks and gold thread

Dimensions

Length: 137.16 cm, Width: 201.93 cm including sleeves

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 31783/1901.

Note on register:
Summer robe of silk gauze embroidered with gilded four-clawed dragons pursuing flaming jewels in the midst of variegated clouds, having risen from erected sea waves. Flying bats and an occasional floral spray fill in the intervals. Said to be the official robe of a high military official.

Descriptive line

Robe, silk gauze with embroidery in silks and gold thread, China

Materials

Silk (textile); Gold thread; Silk thread

Techniques

Gauze weave; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns; Dragons; Cloud scrolls; Bats (animals)

Categories

Clothing; Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

East Asia Collection

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