Type of sourceDatabase “Metropolitan Museum of Art”
Fund that the source refers toMetropolitan Museum of Art
On this robe, woven from threads of silk and gold, five-clawed dragons (long), clouds, and flaming jewels appear against a rich blue ground above waves and mountains. Scattered among the dragons are variants of the Chinese character shou (longevity), making this robe an especially appropriate garment for birthday celebrations.
The embroidered neck and sleeve bands were made later than the tapestry-woven textile used for the robe.