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Woman's Informal Robe with Pattern of Begonias

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
late 19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk tapestry (kesi)
Dimensions:
Overall: 59 1/2 x 81 1/4 in. (151.1 x 206.4 cm)
Classification:
Costumes-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Ilse Lichtenstadter, 1965
Accession Number:
65.196
Not on view
The begonia pattern of this informal robe was woven in subtle shades of gray on a bright yellow ground. The piece still possesses its original sleeve, neck, and hem bands, which also feature a begonia pattern in shades of gray but on a dark gray ground.
Dr. Ilse Lichtenstadter , Cambridge, MA (until 1965; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," August 2, 2006–February 11, 2007.

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

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