University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameFukusa
Object Number: 29-96-170
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: 1750-1800 AD
Early Date: 1750
Late Date: 1800
Section:Asian
Materials:Satin
Crepe
Gold
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Man
Tortoise
Length: 85cm
Width: 65cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Oblong gift cover (fukusa); dark blue satin with red crepe edge and lining. Embroidered a fisherman on a tortoise from the story of "Urashima Taro" for celebrating one's retirement (?) 1750-1800.


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: 31View Objects cited in this Publication

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