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Asian Art

Priest’s robe of dark blue crepe, embroidered and resist dyed

19th century

Silk crepe

41 1/4 × 72 1/2 in. (104.8 × 184.2 cm)
Helen Wells Seymour Collection, Gift of Mrs. Charles B. Doolittle
1954.11.175
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Meiji era (1868–1912)
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Provenance: 

Helen Wells Seymour (1878–1937) Collection, Bristol, Conn.; Laura Seymour Doolittle (1873–1957), New Haven, Conn., gift in 1954; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Loretta N Staples, A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1981), 16, no. 8, ill.

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