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Pieces from a Robe (Kosode) with Islands

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
second half of the 18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Paste-resist dyed and painted silk crepe embroidered with silk and metallic thread
Dimensions:
a: H. 29 15/16 in. (76 cm); W. 11 in. (28 cm) b: H. 30 5/16 in. (77 cm); W. 10 13/16 in. (27.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Dyed and Embroidered
Credit Line:
Purchase, Roy R. and Marie S. Neuberger Foundation Inc. and several members of The Chairman's Council Gifts, 2000 Benefit Fund, and funds from various donors, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.428.28a, b
Not on view
Fantasy islands with oversized spring and autumn plants, boats, and a small building seem to float on the blue background of this textile panel. Other pieces from the same kosode are in the Nomura collection, National Museum of Japanese History, Sakura, Japan.
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