Woman's Embroidered Ceremonial Robe (The Bat Medallion Robe)
Chinese, Qing dynasty (16441911), 18th century
Silk and metallic thread Embroidered on silk satin
Anonymous Gift, 1943, MMA 43.119
"The bat typically stands for 'good fortune' (fu), as the two words are homophones in Chinese." (from info card)

The robe in its totality

©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2012
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