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Eastern Dragon

  • Gift cover (fukusa)

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    Gift cover (fukusa)

    18th and 19th centuries

    Dimensions

    57 x 57 cm (22 7/16 x 22 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Silk slit tapestry (kesi), silk with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    93.1044

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    Gift cover (fukusa) with design in central panel of waves, dragons, bats and clouds in two shades of blue, green, white, red and pink silk slit tapestry (kesi); two outer panels with design of partial dragons and auspicious clouds in gilt paper strip supplementary patterning wefts on a blue silk ground; lined with light blue damask; light blue silk and gold tassels on two corners. Pieced from Chinese fabric from the 18th century, possibly from a Daoist priest's vestment.

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  • Cylindrical Flower Vase

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    Cylindrical Flower Vase

    1880

    Dimensions

    30.0 x 17.1 cm (11 13/16 x 6 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Pottery

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    92.4642

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    Asia More Info

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  • Length of silk

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    Length of silk

    19th century

    Dimensions

    Overall: 66.5 x 32 cm (26 3/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    93.1015

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    Length of pieced dark blue twill-weave silk with design of dragon clutching "Pearl of Wisdom" and surrounded by auspicious clouds in light blue, orange, green and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

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  • Fragment of silk

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    Fragment of silk

    late 18th or early 19th century

    Dimensions

    Overall: 41.5 x 17.5 cm (16 5/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    93.1039

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    Fragment of gold twill-weave silk with design of dragon roundels and clouds in light/dark blue, light/dark green and orange silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

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  • Bowl

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    Bowl

    1850

    Kutani, Japanese

    Dimensions

    Legacy dimension: D. 0.320

    Medium

    Glazed stoneware

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    97.51

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  • Fragment of a man's court...

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    Fragment of a man's court robe (jifu)

    Dimensions

    Overall: 49 x 68 cm (19 5/16 x 26 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk tapestry weave

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    01.5662

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    Description

    Woven with silk and gold thread made of gilded paper. The design of conventional waves, clouds, a dragon, bats, etc., is of blues, yellows, red, pinks, white, gray, brown, and gold.

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  • Woman's bridal coat (longpao)

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    Woman's bridal coat (longpao)

    19th century

    Dimensions

    112.5 x 148.4 cm (44 5/16 x 58 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Silk satin-weave embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    02.64

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    Woman's bridal coat (longpao) of orange-red silk satin with design of dragons, waves, phoenix, bats, clouds and flowers embroidered in bright greens, blues, reds, pink, yellow, white and black silk and couched with gold thread; edged with blue, black and white brocade; lined with bright green damask. Dragon motif represents the bride as "empress" of her wedding day.

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  • Fragment of silk

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    Fragment of silk

    early 19th century

    Dimensions

    Overall: 63 x 30 cm (24 13/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    02.335

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    Fragment of silk with dark blue and gold iridescent plain-weave ground with design of dragon roundels and auspicious clouds in gilt paper strip and white and green silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

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  • Fragment of a man's court...

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    Fragment of a man's court robe (jifu)

    last quarter 19th century

    Dimensions

    Overall: 39.5 x 38 cm (15 9/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Silk slit tapestry

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    02.346

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    Fragment of man's court robe (jifu) with design of dragon, clouds, and Buddhist symbols in greens, blues, yellows, violet, black and white silk and gold on a grayish-blue ground.

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  • Dragon amid Clouds

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    Dragon amid Clouds

    16th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Dimensions

    143.2 x 317.2 cm (56 3/8 x 124 7/8 in.) (height x width)

    Medium

    One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and light color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4118

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  • Dragon amid Clouds

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    Dragon amid Clouds

    16th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Dimensions

    143.2 x 317.2 cm (56 3/8 x 124 7/8 in.) (height x width)

    Medium

    One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and light color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4119

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  • Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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    Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

    19th century

    Dimensions

    60 x 84 cm (23 5/8 x 33 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Bast fiber (hemp?) plain-weave ground, silk embroidery (shishû), gold metallic thread couching (koma-nui), glass

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    11.3899

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    Triangular Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of two dragons, with glass eyes, and clouds in various shades of blue, red, pink, and green silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a dark blue embroidered plain-weave hemp ground; natural plain-weave silk backing; possibly Chinese textile.

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  • Dragon in the Clouds

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    Dragon in the Clouds

    mid-18th century

    Kimura Tangen, Japanese, 1679–1767

    Dimensions

    Image: 42.9 x 62 cm (16 7/8 x 24 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4378

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  • Dragon amid Clouds and Waves

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    Dragon amid Clouds and Waves

    16th century

    Kantei, Japanese, dates unknown

    Dimensions

    88.8 x 46.8 cm (34 15/16 x 18 7/16 in.) (height x width)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4126

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  • Dragon in the Clouds

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    Dragon in the Clouds

    latter half of the 17th century

    Kano Tan'yû, Japanese, 1602–1674

    Dimensions

    Image: 102.1 x 42.7 cm (40 3/16 x 16 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    One of a set of three handing scrolls; ink on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4392

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  • Dragon in the Clouds

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    Dragon in the Clouds

    latter half of the 17th century

    Kano Tan'yû, Japanese, 1602–1674

    Dimensions

    Image: 102.1 x 42.7 cm (40 3/16 x 16 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    One of a set of three hanging scrolls; ink on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4394

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  • Dragon

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    Dragon

    dated 1606

    Hasegawa Tôhaku, Japanese, 1539–1610

    Dimensions

    154.2 x 340 cm (60 11/16 x 133 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    One from a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4808

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  • Theater robe

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    Theater robe

    1880 to 1899

    Dimensions

    145 x 254 cm (57 1/16 x 100 in.)

    Medium

    Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    11.122

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    Theatrical robe of red satin with design of cosmic wave and mountain along the bottom, above which is a large dragon surrounded by clouds, flowers, bird, carp and lion-dogs son embroidered with blue, green, yellow, white, black and brown silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread; scattered over the ground and parts of the design are metal spangles and disks of bronze paper; lined with deep yellow plain-weave linen.

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  • Dragon in Clouds

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    Dragon in Clouds

    about 1830–39 (Tenpô 1–10)

    Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Dimensions

    Ôtanzaku; 36.8 x 16.3 cm (14 1/2 x 6 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    06.981

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    MFA impressions: 06.981, 11.21129, 21.7900

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  • Altar frontal

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    Altar frontal

    1700 to 1725

    Dimensions

    Height x width: 36 1/2 x 37 1/2 in. (92.7 x 95.3 cm)

    Medium

    Silk twill-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps om twill-weave

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    08.273

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    Altar frontal with design of cosmic waves and mountain, above which is a central dragon surrounded by smaller dragons and auspicious clouds and three-sided border with repeating floral motifs in polychrome silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a red twill-weave silk ground, edged with narrow black satin binding; upper valance has design of three floral ornaments and three-sided border with repeating floral motifs in polychrome silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a pale green twill-weave silk ground; band along top of light blue plain-weave hemp (?) with narrow ties stitched to each end; lined with light blue silk damask with woven floral pattern.

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  • Dragon and Clouds

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    Dragon and Clouds

    1763

    Soga Shôhaku, Japanese, 1730–1781

    Dimensions

    165.6 x 135 cm (65 3/16 x 53 1/8 in.) each panel after remounted as fusuma

    Medium

    Fusuma; ink on paper

    Classification

    Pastels

    Accession Number

    11.7040.1

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  • Dragon and Clouds

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    Dragon and Clouds

    1763

    Soga Shôhaku, Japanese, 1730–1781

    Dimensions

    165.6 x 135 cm (65 3/16 x 53 1/8 in.) each panel after remounted as fusuma

    Medium

    Fusuma; ink on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.7041.1

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  • Gift cover (fukusa)

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    Gift cover (fukusa)

    19th century

    Dimensions

    Height x width: 29 15/16 x 26 3/4 in. (76 x 68 cm)

    Medium

    Silk; satin-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    11.3954

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    Gift cover (fukusa) with design of dragons and flowers in gold and blue silk supplementary weft patterning on a gold silk satin ground (imported Chinese brocade); light blue twill-weave silk lining and gold silk tassels at each corner.

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  • Dragon and Clouds

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    Dragon and Clouds

    1763

    Soga Shôhaku, Japanese, 1730–1781

    Dimensions

    165.6 x 135 cm (65 3/16 x 53 1/8 in.) each panel after remounted as fusuma

    Medium

    Fusuma; ink on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.7042.1

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  • Dragon and Clouds

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    Dragon and Clouds

    1763

    Soga Shôhaku, Japanese, 1730–1781

    Dimensions

    165.6 x 135 cm (65 3/16 x 53 1/8 in.) each panel after remounted as fusuma

    Medium

    Fusuma; ink on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.7043.1

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  • Dragon in the Clouds

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    Dragon in the Clouds

    first half of the 19th century

    Kano Seisen'in Osanobu, Japanese, 1796–1846

    Dimensions

    Image: 103.4 x 40.8 cm (40 11/16 x 16 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6638

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  • Dragon in the Clouds

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    Dragon in the Clouds

    first half of the 17th century

    Kano Sansetsu, Japanese, 1590–1651

    Dimensions

    Image: 109.5 x 39.7 cm (43 1/8 x 15 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6612

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  • Dragon in the Clouds

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    Dragon in the Clouds

    first half of the 19th century

    Kano Tanshin Morimichi, Japanese, 1785–1835

    Dimensions

    Image: 124.7 x 53.9 cm (49 1/8 x 21 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and gold pigment on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6553

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  • Plaque for a cigarette box with...

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    Plaque for a cigarette box with design of dragon and clouds

    mid to late 19th century (before 1889)

    Hitotsuyanagi Tomotoshi, Japanese, 1831–1889

    Dimensions

    Overall: 7.1 x 10.3 cm (2 13/16 x 4 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Main material: copper; other metals: gold and shakudo; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori

    Classification

    Arms and armor

    Accession Number

    11.5861

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  • Kanamono in the form of a dragon...

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    Kanamono in the form of a dragon and clouds, with backplate, engraved and gilded with clouds

    mid to late 19th century (before 1889)

    Dimensions

    Overall: 4.9 x 1.1 cm (1 15/16 x 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Main material: gold; other metals: shakudo; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, zogan

    Classification

    Arms and armor

    Accession Number

    11.5632

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  • Tsuba with design of dragon and...

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    Tsuba with design of dragon and clouds

    mid-19th century

    Koizumi Tomoyuki, Japanese

    Dimensions

    Overall: 7.8 x 7.3 x 0.6 cm (3 1/16 x 2 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Main material: iron; other metals: gold; shakudo plugs; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

    Classification

    Arms and armor

    Accession Number

    11.11897

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  • Dragon in Clouds

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    Dragon in Clouds

    about 1830–39 (Tenpô 1–10)

    Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Dimensions

    Ôtanzaku; 38 x 17.1 cm (14 15/16 x 6 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    11.21129

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    MFA impressions: 06.981, 11.21129, 21.7900

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  • A Dragon in Clouds

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    A Dragon in Clouds

    second half of 15th century

    Dimensions

    W: 9.5 x L: 7.2 cm (.095 x 3 3/4 x 2 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ink on paper

    Classification

    Books and manuscripts

    Accession Number

    14.585

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  • Semi-formal court robe (jifu)

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    Semi-formal court robe (jifu)

    1775–1800

    Dimensions

    147 x 190.8 cm (57 7/8 x 75 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Silk; split tapestry-weave ground with silk and gold-metallic thread, metal buttons

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    11.3985

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    Emperor's semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening with round metal buttons and design of waves and mountain across the bottom, nine five-clawed dragons clutching pearls of wisdom, Chinese characters for longevity and twelve Imperial symbols on a yellow silk tapestry ground with interlocking swastika pattern; neck facing and cuffs of dark blue tapestry with dragons, clouds and waves; lined with blue silk damask.

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  • Fragment of altar valance (one of...

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    Fragment of altar valance (one of three)

    second half of 17th century

    Dimensions

    Height x width: 25 x 10 7/16 in. (63.5 x 26.5 cm)

    Medium

    Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold-wrapped thread

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    15.580

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    Fragment of valance with design of dragon roundels, bats and auspicious clouds in silk slit tapestry (kesi) in polychrome silk and gold-wrapped threads on a dark blue ground.

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  • Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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    Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

    19th century

    Dimensions

    66 x 67 cm (26 x 26 3/8 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    17.640

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    Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of dragon amidst auspicious clouds in silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue twill-weave silk satin ground; lined with paper with inscription hand-painted in ink.

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  • Dragon in Clouds

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    Dragon in Clouds

    1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

    Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Dimensions

    Ôtanzaku; 37 x 16.7 cm (14 9/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.7932

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  • Pillar rug

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    Pillar rug

    late 19th century

    Dimensions

    220.98 x 104.14 cm (87 x 41 in.)

    Medium

    Wool pile on cotton plain-weave ground

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    24.93

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    Description

    Vertically oriented with mountain and water border at bottom and valence of tassels across top. Dragon surrounded by clouds.

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  • Embroidered panel

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    Embroidered panel

    1880–1910

    Dimensions

    236 x 109 cm (92 15/16 x 42 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Silk floss and gilt paper embroidered on silk satin, silk velvet, silk net with tassels, silk and velvet backing, and brass hooks.

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    44.441

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    Description

    Large dragon above another fantastic animal surrounded by clouds, etc. Bordered lengthwise by birds, insects and naturalistic flowers. Upper panel contains a swooping owl (?) and floral motives. Polychrome floss silk and gilt mulberry yarns plus velvet on a silk ground. Very good condition. Stained lower edge on 44.442. Panel used as a portiere.

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  • Jar

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    Jar with dragon and cloud

    18th century

    Dimensions

    H. 32.5 cm (12 13/16 in.); diam. of mouth: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.); diam. of foot: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    White porcelain with underglaze iron-brown painting

    Classification

    Ceramics, Porcelain

    Accession Number

    50.2227

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  • Gongsun Sheng, the Dragon in the...

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    Gongsun Sheng, the Dragon in the Clouds (Nyûunryû Kôsonshô), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1797–1861

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    64.807

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  • Dragons

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    Dragons

    19th century

    Ôhara Donshû, Japanese, died in 1857

    Dimensions

    Image: 101.5 x 145.2 cm (39 15/16 x 57 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and gold on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4697

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  • Komie and Dragons

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    Komie and Dragons

    Kishi Gantai, Japanese, 1782–1865

    Dimensions

    Image: 104.7 x 36.6 cm (41 1/4 x 14 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8194

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  • Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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    Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

    early 20th century

    Dimensions

    Height x width: 115.7 x 210 cm (45 9/16 x 82 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Appliquéd Nishiki, silk, gilt paper; lampas with 5/1 twill foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave (gilt paper) and 2/1 twill supplementary weave (silk) pieced and appliquéd

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    21.198

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    Seven-columned kesa with decoration of dragons and phoenixes. Columns, dividing bands, border: gold silk ground with figured patterns of dragons, phoenixes, Chinese lions, peonies, and pomegranate roundels. On a gold ground the roundels are rendered in supplementary patterning wefts, leaving very little undecorated space. Shiten, niten: white silk three-harness warp-faced twill ground with woven-in designs of cranes and clouds in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. Lining: peach plain-weave silk.

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  • Noh costume (atsuita)

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    Noh costume (atsuita)

    late 19th century

    Dimensions

    Length x width: 161.3 x 132.1 cm (63 1/2 (CB overall) x 52 in.) Center Back Length (61 1/2 + 2" for collar)

    Medium

    Silk damask, silk and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, applied gold

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    21.1147

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    Textiles and Fashion Arts More Info

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    Noh theater robe (atsuita) for male role in dark blue ground with alternating horizontal bands of Chinese dragons in green, blue, orange and white silk and gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and bands of fish scale pattern (uroko) in applied gold and silver leaf on a dark blue silk damask ground with woven pattern of dragon roundels and clouds; lined with reddish-orange plain-weave silk.

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  • Haisen, in form of stem cup Dragon...

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    Haisen, in form of stem cup Dragon, clouds, jewel, and waves in white glaze outlined in blue and brown

    1820

    Dimensions

    Legacy dimension: H. .188 D. .156

    Medium

    Clay

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    92.3994

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