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明/清 緙絲絳衣
Daoist Robe

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk and metallic thread tapestry weave (kesi)
Dimensions:
Overall: 54 3/4 x 65 3/4 in. (139.1 x 167 cm)
Classification:
Costumes
Credit Line:
Gift of Florance Waterbury, 1943
Accession Number:
43.144
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 210
This dazzling garment would have been worn by Daoist priests during ceremonies. The back of the robe, which is displayed here, depicts five dragons hovering above a primordial landscape of stylized mountains rising from a frothy sea.
Florance Waterbury , New York (until 1943; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Costumes from the Forbidden City," 1945.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Manchu Dragon: Costumes of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912)," December 8, 1980–August 29, 1981.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles of the Ming Dynasty," February 11, 2009–August 2, 2009.

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