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Type d'artefact : Habillement - vêtements
Nom d'artefact : Robe
Nom local : jifu
Endroit de fabrication : Asia: East Asia, China
Période : 19th century
Date : 1800 - 1900
Dimensions : L 138 cm x W 129 cm
Matériaux : Metal thread; silk floss
Techniques : Embroidered; couched; satin stitch; kesi; slit tapestry woven; tapestry woven; painted; hand-sewn; satin
Numéro d'identification : T96.0072
Credit : Gift of Betty Plewman

Full-length, semi-formal robes, or jifu, were worn by all in attendance at court or in service of the Manchu imperial government and were the official Chi’ing period costume. The three elements that decorate this robe – oceans, mountains and the heavens – symbolize the physical order and harmony of the universe. A dragon represents the power of the emperor. The five-clawed “lung dragon” suggests it was worn by a member of the imperial family or high-ranking official.