User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Kesa (Buddhist priest's robe)

Start collecting

Seven-column kesa with decoration of dragon roundels and clouds. Dragon roundels and blue clouds on a salmon-pink lampas ground. Shiten and niten: silk lampas patterned with stylized lotus on a gold-metallic ground. Condition: good; some wear

Provenance

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edingurgh to MFA June 21, 2000. Inherited from mother and father, 1983

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg

Japanese, late Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 104.1 x 159.4 cm (41 x 62 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2000.808

Medium or Technique

Silk lampas

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes