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Buddhist ritual banner (ban)

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Buddhist ritual banner (Tendai sect) composed of three vertical panels with vajra motifs (top and bottom) and Wheel of Law (center) embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread on cream satin and surrounded by border of blue and gold brocade; attached to the sides are narrow bands of...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on May 5, 1921

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

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Legacy dimension: Length 1.720 each

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Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread; silk with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; silk plain-weave gauze; metal bracket and ring


Textiles and Fashion Arts