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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of gagaku implements. Center, border: white silk figured satin-weave ground with motifs of implements used in the performance of ceremonial court music known as gagaku. Among the reeds, lutes, flutes, and bird helmet motifs are scattered floral...

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Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA on February 15,1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 163.5 x 30.5 cm

Accession Number

17.622

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 2/1 twill foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliquéd

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes