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.
Ellen Barker , New York (until 1934; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," April 18, 2012–October 14, 2012.