Summer chaofu (formal court dress) for a top-rank prince

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, ca. 1820-1875
Silk gauze with embroidery in silk and metallic-wrapped threads
H x W: 141 x 170.2 cm (55 1/2 x 67 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Shirley Z. Johnson
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Costume and Textile


China, dragon, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Shirley Z. Johnson collection
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Chinese Ancestor Portraits in the Sackler’s Collection. July-August. pp. 24-25, no. 2.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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