Panel for Buddha statue

Japanese
Edo period
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 121 1/2 x 26 1/4 in. (308.6 x 66.7 cm)

Accession Number

19.715a

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; satin-weave ground with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel with design of dragon and swirling cloud in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark greenish-black silk satin ground. There are three carriers along the top and a natural ecru plain-weave hemp lining. This panel belongs to a set of five which originally covered columns surrounding a statue of the Buddha.

Provenance

By 1918, 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