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Gift cover (fukusa)

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Gift cover (fukusa) with design of mountain landscape scene with central Japanese temple in reddish-orange, blue, green, brown, yellow and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a dark blue satin-weave silk ground; reddish-orange silk crepe backing and black twisted cord silk...

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Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th to early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

75.56 x 90.17 cm (29 3/4 x 35 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.211

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; satin-weave, embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui)

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