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man's long pao (dragon robe)
  • China
  • man's long pao (dragon robe), 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, gold-wrapped thread, embroidering
  • Paper Type: satin, seed, couching
  • Object Length/Width: 137.16 x 220.98 cm
    Object Length/Width: 54 x 87 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1035
Label Text

Man's silk dragon robe. It has embroidery on blue plain weave ground with brocade bands at the neck and cuffs. There is a gold cloud and lattice background with 9 five-clawed dragons surrounded by symbols. There is a buddhist lantern under a central dragon, flower and four-sided knot between the cloud patterns.