Panel for Buddha statue
18th or 19th century
Object Place: Japan
Height x width: 121 1/2 x 26 1/4 in. (308.6 x 66.7 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gilt paper strips; satin-weave ground with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts
Not On View
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.
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)
 See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.
Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel