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Textile sample with design of Noh masks (Nômen) and a stenciled gold lacquer box with design of pine, bamboo and plum (shochikubai) in gray, black white, tan, blue, green and brown on a grayish-blue ground, created by the yûzen process. These are masks for the character Okina.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, Late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

24.3 x 34.2 cm (9 9/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.365

Medium or Technique

Silk; plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), stenciled gold leaf

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles