Fragment of priest's robe (kesa)

Japanese (Chinese fabric)
Song dynasty
960–1279


Object Place: Sung Dynasty, China

Dimensions

Overall: 9.2 x 10cm (3 5/8 x 3 15/16in.)

Accession Number

33.624

Medium or Technique

Silk damask

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fragment of white silk damask with design of diamond lozenges, each containing a six-petalled floral motif, formed by bands of interlocking key fret pattern. Said to be part of the lining of the robe belonging to the priest Muso Kokushi. See also 40.176a, b, and c.

Provenance

Gift from Iwataro Oka to the MFA, November 2, 1933

Credit Line

Gift of Iwataro Oka