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Gift cover (fukusa)

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Gift cover (fukusa) with design of five of the Seven Gods of Good Luck (shichifukujin) in their boat in reddish-orange, blue, green, brown, pink and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a light blue silk satin ground; reddish-orange silk crepe backing with woven repeating...

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Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

70.5 x 87.5 cm (27 3/4 x 34 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3996

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles