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清中期 納紗繡戯服男帔
Theatrical Robe for a Male Role

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
second half of the18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk florentine stitch embroidery on silk gauze
Dimensions:
Overall: 55 3/8 x 89 1/4 in. (140.7 x 226.7 cm)
Classification:
Costumes-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1932
Accession Number:
32.30.10
Not on view
This theatrical robe was designed to be worn by an elite male on a casual occasion. Its original form was derived from a long jacket of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). It is beautifully embroidered using the needlepoint technique and is similar in color and pattern to Qing court theatrical costumes, now at the Palace Museum, Beijing.
Louis V. Ledoux , New York (until 1932; sold to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," August 3, 2004–November 15, 2004.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," August 6, 2009–February 21, 2010.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Extravagant Display: Chinese Art in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," December 14, 2010–May 1, 2011.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection," August 15, 2015–June 19, 2016.

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