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Woman's Robe with "Longevity" Medallions

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi)
Dimensions:
Overall: 56 1/2 x 57 in. (143.5 x 144.8 cm)
Classification:
Costumes-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1944
Accession Number:
44.79.4
Not on view
This robe, when worn with a matching dark blue coat (also in the Museum's collection), would have been appropriate formal wear for the wife of a nobleman or official on auspicious occasions such as birthdays. Each of the medallions combines the character for longevity (shou) with a pair of swastikas (wan), denoting ten thousand years.
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