University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameFukusa
Object Number: 29-96-566
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: 1750-1800 AD
Early Date: 1750
Late Date: 1800
Section:Asian
Materials:Crepe
Satin
Metal
Technique:Painted
Embroidered
Iconography:Boy
Hotei
Length: 83cm
Width: 71cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Embroidered blue silk. Figures of 2 boys running with god of luck, Hotei, holding fan and emblem. Tree forms and branches of blossoms. Padded and lined with red crepe with four tassels.


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: 13View Objects cited in this Publication

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