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Gift cover (fukusa)

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White silk crepe gift cover (fukusa), hand painted with ink and color. Circular medallion in center with mythological Chinese lion (karashishi) surrounded by polychrome peony border. Signed by artist, Katsushika Hokusai, at the age of 85.

Provenance

Gift of William Sturgis Bigelow of Boston, Massachusetts to MFA, April 6, 1922

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1844 (Koka 1)

Object Place

Japan

Catalogue Raisonné

Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 64

Dimensions

66.6 x 71.6 cm (26 1/4 x 28 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.398

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with ink and color

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles