Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

man's long pao (dragon robe)
  • China
  • man's long pao (dragon robe), 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • k'o-ssu, silk, gold and silver-wrapped threads, sumi ink
  • Length/Width/Depth: 140 cm
    Length/Width/Depth: 55 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1039
Description

Tapestry dragon robe, "kesi", woven in silk and wrapped gold threads. Blue ground with multicolored designs. The sleeve and neck are couched with wrapped silver threads. Some details are painted in black ink. Motifs include clouds, waves, five clawed dragons, bats, eight precious Buddhist objects, and flaming pearls.

(Qing Xian Tung r.p. (?))