Scroll hanging (kakemono)

Meiji era
19th century

Object Place: Japan


Overall: 182.9 x 68.6 cm (72 x 27 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, embroidered with silk

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Scroll hanging (kakemono) with design based on a Chinese painting by Shen Nan-p’ing, dated 1750, of flowering plum tree, rose bush, and flycatchers embroidered in green, yellow, purple, blue, white, brown and black silk on a silk ground. Inscription reads: Ch’ien-lung keng-wu ch’un ch’ao Heng-chai Shen-ch’uan hsieh. Seals: Shen-ch’uan; Nan-p’ing; Ku ch’uan i tuan hsieh ch’iu yin. Mounted on paper with a border on four sides with design of peonies and vines in gold silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a tan silk ground and a narrower border along the top and bottom of the central embroidered panel with design of scrolling floral vines in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a brown silk ground; braided silk cord attached to two metal loops at the top and wood dowel at the bottom.


Gift of Miss Nicea Howard to the MFA on May 13, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Nicea Howard