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Dragon robe: T.85-1977

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Made of five panels of k'o-ssu with a slit at back and front. Blue ground with a great variety of colours with some gold metallic thread. Four large dragons, five-clawed and full faced on upper robe, four smaller dragons in profile below with ninth dragon under front flap of robe. Brocaded narrow band around lapels and cuffs. Smaller motifs, numerous lucky symbols, and wide band of waves extending from hemline.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs. Soame Jenyns, in accordance with the wishes of her late husband, Soame Jenyns

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1977-03-08) by Jenyns, Soame, Mrs.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.85-1977
Primary reference Number: 190456
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Created: Thursday 13 December 2012 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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