Man's Summer Court Robe (Chao Pao)

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Period:
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Date:
Daoguang Period (1821-1850)

Medium:
Silk plain weave with silk and gilt thread embroidery in Peking knot, satin, and couching stitches

Dimensions:
Center Back Length: 57 inches (144.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1947-4-1

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

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Additional information:
  • 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.