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Buddhist Surplice

Accession Number
1998/1.144

Title
Buddhist Surplice

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1950-1959

Medium & Support
patchwork silk brocade, with ivory ring

Dimensions
33 7/8 in. x 20 7/8 in. ( 86 cm x 53 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Ulrich and Sarah Straus, in memory of H. Alexander Straus


Subject matter
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 Type
surplice

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhism
monks
textiles (visual works)

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