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Woman’s Robe with Lotus Flowers

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk embroidery on silk gauze
Dimensions:
Overall: 55 x 45 1/2 in. (139.7 x 115.6 cm)
Classification:
Costumes-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Gift of Ellen Barker, 1934
Accession Number:
34.117.1
Not on view
The lightweight gauze foundation cloth and the pattern of lotus flowers with butterflies indicate that this robe was meant to be worn in summer.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," April 18, 2012–October 14, 2012.

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