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Fragment of priest's robe (kesa)

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Fragment of white silk damask with design of diamond lozenges, each containing a six-petalled floral motif, formed by bands of interlocking key fret pattern. Said to be part of the lining of the robe belonging to the priest Muso Kokushi. See also 40.176a, b, and c.

Provenance

Gift from Iwataro Oka to the MFA, November 2, 1933

Credit Line

Gift of Iwataro Oka

Japanese (Chinese fabric), Song dynasty, 960–1279

Object Place

Sung Dynasty, China

Dimensions

Overall: 9.2 x 10cm (3 5/8 x 3 15/16in.)

Accession Number

33.624

Medium or Technique

Silk damask

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes