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Asian Art

Frame containing three Shosoin fragments

8th century CE

silk

a: 2 × 4 in. (5.1 × 10.2 cm)
b: 3 × 1 3/8 in. (7.6 × 3.5 cm)
c: 1 3/4 × 3 5/8 in. (4.4 × 9.2 cm)
Gift of the Associates in Fine Arts
1942.82
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Nara period (710–94 C.E.)
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Said to have come from the Shoso-in at Nara; Yamanaka and Co., New York, purchased in May 1942 by the Associates in Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.