Man's formal robe with clouds and dragons

On display


  • Title

    Man's formal robe with clouds and dragons

  • Associated place

    China (place of creation)
  • Date

    19th century (1801 - 1900)
  • Material and technique

    blue silk, embroidered with coloured silk and gold-wrapped thread; metal buttons

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    neck to hem 137 cm (length)
    cuff to cuff 176 cm approx. (width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Mr and Mrs Powell, 1975.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Vainker, Shelagh, Chinese Silk. A Cultural History (London: The British Museum Press, 2004), pp 176, 178, figs 115-116 on pp 178-179

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