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This rare private, rather than court, surcoat displays flowers of all seasons arranged with elegant simplicity. Included among the 25 symbolic flowers are peonies, plum blossoms, magnolias, and chrysanthemums.

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  • Title: Woman's Silk Robe
  • Date Created: c. 1770-80
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 132.1 x 142.5 cm (52 x 56 1/8 in.)
  • Provenance: (Jon Eric Riis Designs, Inc., Atlanta, GA, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art), The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Garment
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/2000.77
  • Medium: Silk: satin weave with supplementary weft pattern
  • Department: Textiles
  • Culture: China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
  • Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
  • Collection: Textiles
  • Accession Number: 2000.77

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