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long pao (dragon robe)
  • China
  • long pao (dragon robe), 1821–1850, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, gold thread, silver thread, appliqué, embroidering
  • Paper Type: couching, seed, satin
  • Length/Width/Depth: 145 x 139 cm
    Length/Width/Depth: 57 x 54 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1801

Deep blue embriodered silk qifu (robe of state) with multicolored silk designs in satin stitch. There are eight Buddhist emblems and peony flowers in a Peking stitch. It is decorated with red and gold dragons and borders couched with gold and silver wrapped threads.