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Fragment of natural plain-weave ramie with design of phoenix hand-painted in black ink (sumi); mounted between two pieces of glass.

Provenance

Gift from Robert Treat Paine, Jr. to the MFA, April 7, 1932

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich

Japanese, Nara period, 8th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 x 9.5cm (6 1/8 x 3 3/4in.)

Accession Number

32.82

Medium or Technique

Ramie plain-weave, hand-painted with ink (sumi)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Textiles