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Fireman's Coat

Asian Art

MEDIUM Leather
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES late 19th century
    PERIOD Meiji Period
    DIMENSIONS 49 1/4 x 53 1/2 in. (125.1 x 135.9 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1912, Museum Collection Fund
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1912, provenance not yet documented; June 1912, purchased in Japan by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Leather coat, open down the front, with a high collar and broad, short sleeves. Of brown leather, with the company's insignia on the back in white, a geometric pattern composed of stylized ideograms around the bottom, and the company's name on the lapels. At either side of the lapels are cords with which to fasten the coat together.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Fireman's Coat, late 19th century. Leather, 49 1/4 x 53 1/2 in. (125.1 x 135.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1912, Museum Collection Fund, 12.83. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 12.83_front_PS20.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 12.83_front_PS20.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2023
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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