Buddhist priest's robe (kesa) fragment

18th century

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Inidianapolis, United States

Dark blue satin patterned with alternating rows of phoenix (h�-�) roundels; dragon (ry�) roundels; lion (shishi) roundels; with stylized cloud forms in the interstices. Lining: (color?) silk plain weave. Paper interlining.


  • Title: Buddhist priest's robe (kesa) fragment
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Rights: Public Domain
  • Medium / Support: Gold Flat Paper Thread | Paper Interlining
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: 26 x 9 in.
  • Department: Textile and Fashion Arts
  • Credit Line: The Eliza M. and Sarah L. Niblack Collection
  • Accession Number: 33.549

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