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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of phoenix. Center, border: Red silk three-harness warp-faced twill ground with patterns of paulownia roundels, peony branches, dragons and pine-cone boughs in horizontal bands. Shiten: Dark blue silk ground with woven-in designs of reversed...

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Purchased by the donor of Shojiro Nomura; gift to MFA on February 4, 1915 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

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Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

Beniji kiri kaki hoo moyo nishiki ôhi

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

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Legacy dimension: 158.3 x 31.4 cm

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; 2/1 twill weave with continuous (gilt paper) and discontinuous (silk) supplementary wefts bound in 1/2 twill order (nishiki); pieced and appliquéd


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