Hanging of rooster and hen

Meiji era
late 19th century

Object Place: Japan


Overall: 41.5 x 28 cm (16 5/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Hanging with design of rooster and hen in white silk with red and black accents and flowing stream in blue silk with gold accents on a solid metallic gold ground.


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)

[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection