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Fuchi-kashira with designs of two of the Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup (Inchu hassen; Yinzhong baxian): Ga Chishou (He Zhizhang) on his horse and Rihaku (Li Bo) with an attendant

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Rei . . . do Masaoki, with a kao 麗。。。堂應起(花押)


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century


Overall: 3.2 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm (1 1/4 x 11/16 x 1/4 in.)

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Main material: shibuichi; other metals: gold, copper and shakudo; decorative technique: takabori, zogan




Arms and armor