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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of Chinese lions and peonies. Columns, dividing bands, border: red silk ground patterned with horizontal bands of Chinese lions and peonies in the long floats of the supplementary wefts. The peonies are realistically rendered, and the Chinese lions are...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on February 15, 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, dated 1802

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 112.8 x 200.5 cm (44 7/16 x 78 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.626

Medium or Technique

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

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes