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Medium:
Silk, gold threads, cotton
Dimensions:
H x W (flat): 19 x 24 cm (7 1/2 x 9 7/16 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
Japan
Date:
19th century
Period:
Edo period or Meiji era
Description:
Navy blue silk background with a gold linear design with four different medallion patterns woven into the fabric: 1) diamond shapes 2) circle with a series of curved radiating lines 3) circular middle with a linear design; the exterior of the circle is surrounded by petal-like shapes 4) circular middle with a diamond shape grid pattern surrounded by petal-like shapes. There is a gold silk rope drawstring. The interior of the bag is lined with a cotton floral motif pattern. The background fabric is beige with small white flowers with gray accents.
Provenance:
?-1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), method of acquisition unknown [1]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]
Notes:
[1] This bag once held a ceramic owned by Charles Lang Freer but was separated from that ceramic at an unknown time for an unknown reason, most likely after Freer's collection was brought to Washington, DC (see note 2).
[2] 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 of Art.
Research Completed on March 23, 2022
Collection:
Freer Study Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
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Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
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Japan  Search this
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Credit Line:
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
FSC-T-21
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3dc946735-157e-456c-9762-60d14e959d0a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_FSC-T-21