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Square panel with design of monkeys on rocks with bamboo and a flying falcon above clutching a monkey in its talons embroidered in brown, tan, blue and white silk with couched metallic gold thread accents on a natural ecru silk satin ground and a brown and tan silk embroidered border.


William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on May 4, 1922

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century


Height x width: 30 1/8 x 27 in. (76.5 x 68.6 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold-wrapped silk thread; satin-weave ground with embroidery (shishû)


Textiles and Fashion Arts