Fragment of silk

Japanese
Edo period
early 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 48 x 73.2 cm (18 7/8 x 28 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.453

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of silk with reddish-orange plain-weave ground and repeating design of dragon roundels and dragon lobed medallions in green silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts surrounded by auspicious clouds and Buddhist symbols in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, December 7, 1897

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection