Textile fragment

Japanese
Nara period
7th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Length x width: 9 x 2.4 cm (3 9/16 x 15/16 in.) (Maximum)

Accession Number

19.758.2

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Red shokkô pattern with square motif in dark blue, green and yellow silk (same design as piece in Hôrûji Collection, illustrated in the Jôdai senshoku shinku, Vol. 3)

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