Man's Formal Court Robe

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Made in China, Asia

Daoguang Period (1821-1850)


Black silk twill with muticolored silk embroidery and gold metallic couching; dark blue silk twill with cording; black silk and gold metallic complex weave; round metal buttons; blue silk damask; blue silk satin with weft patterning

Center Back Length: 57 inches (144.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Purchased with the John T. Morris Fund from the Carl Schuster Collection, 1947

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  • PublicationThe Fine Art of Textiles

    A man's court robe in this style was worn by either a court official of one of the first four civil or military ranks or by a first-class imperial guardsman. Dilys E. Blum, from The Fine Art of Textiles: The Collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1997), p. 169.