13 juin 2016

Man's Robe, China, 1796–1820

Man's Robe (China), 1796–1820; silk, metallic yarns; H x W: 140 x 218.4 cm (55 1/8 in. x 7 ft. 2 in.); Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund; 1960-32-1, Cooper Hewitt Museum. Dragon robes (ji fu吉服, lit. auspicious dress) originated in the Liao dynasty (907-1125), and were regulated as court dress under the Ming (1368-1644). The Qing dynasty (1644-1911) continued this usage, and standardized the nine-dragon design (the ninth dragon was positioned beneath the robe’s overlap). The dragon robe was worn with an ensemble of hat,... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2016

Man's Robe, Chinese, Early 20th century

Man's Robe, Chinese, Early 20th century. Medium brown silk plain weave with warp patterning; tan cotton twill; round brass-colored metal buttons; blue silk figured satin; Center Back Length: 50 1/2 inches (128.3 cm). 1972-111-30. Gift of W. H. Noble, Jr., 1972 © 2016 Philadelphia Museum of Art
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06 mai 2016

Man's Robe, Chinese, Late 19th century

Man's Robe, Chinese, Late 19th century. Golden brown silk twill with warp patterning; round brass-colored metal buttons; light padding; blue silk plain weave; 53 3/8 inches × 6 feet 7 1/2 inches (135.5 × 202 cm). 1951-30-2. Purchased with Museum funds, 1951 © 2016 Philadelphia Museum of Art
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