Silk brocade: a Buddhist monk’s robe, patched; kesa 袈裟

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Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1615-1868
Medium
Silk
Dimensions
H x W: 204.5 x 114 cm (80 1/2 x 44 7/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.668
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Costume and Textile
Type

Textile: kesa

Keywords
brocade, Buddhism, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, monk, patching, weft patterning
Provenance

To 1916
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1916 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Textile List, R. 204, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum