Buddhist SurpliceArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1950-1959Medium & Supportpatchwork silk brocade, with ivory ringDimensions
33 7/8 in. x 20 7/8 in. ( 86 cm x 53 cm )Credit LineGift of Ulrich and Sarah Straus, in memory of H. Alexander Straus
A surplice (asquare robe of patched brocade), worn by high-ranking Buddhist monks. This example is Japanese, but the same type of surplice is found in Chinese and Korean Buddhist traditions.Primary Object Classification Textile Primary Object TypesurpliceCollection AreaAsianRights
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