Panel for Buddha statue

Japanese
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 123 x 26 in. (312.4 x 66 cm)

Accession Number

19.715b

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; satin-weave with supplementary weft patterning

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel with design of dragon and swirling cloud in metallic gold supplementary weft patterning on a dark greenish-black silk satin ground. There are three carriers along the top and a natural ecru plain-weave hemp lining. The panel is from a set of five which originally covered the 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