Fragment of silk
early 19th century
Object Place: Japan
Overall: 61 x 27.5 cm (24 x 10 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin-weave with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts
Not On View
Fragment of silk with dark blue silk ground with design of diagonal gridwork in reddish-orange silk enclosing floral motifs in green, cream, yellow silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection