Buddhist textile

Japanese
Edo period
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 48 5/8 x 24 3/4 in. (123.5 x 62.9 cm)

Accession Number

19.710c

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper stip; twill-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist textile with design of chrysanthemum medallions and interlocking fretwork pattern (stylized thunder) in gilt paper strip supplementary weft patterning on a dark blue twill-weave silk ground. [should be part of 19.710a-b; 19.710c (SW, 11/02)]

Provenance

By 1914, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel