University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameFukusa
Object Number: 21107
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: -1898
Late Date: 1898
Section:Asian
Materials:Satin
Silk (uncertain)
Gold (uncertain)
crepe (uncertain)
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Staff
Bells
Fan
Box
Credit Line:Gift of Miss Livingston, 1898

Description

Embroidered. Gift cover for honoring the new year. The design motifs include a staff of bells (suzu), a fan with peony blossoms, a sprig of plum blossoms, and a stationary box, which assumes to contain a mask for the Noh play for the new year.


Bibliography:

[Book] Tosk, Susan. 1990. Silk, Gold and the World's Most Elegant Return Receipt: An Exhibition and Sale of Fukusa by Orientations Gallery at Place des Antiquaires. Book 32 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. : Page/Fig./Plate: 6View Objects cited in this Publication

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