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Kagami netsuke with design of Monju Bosatsu and lion on clouds

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Ryumin, with a kao 立民(花押)

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century (before 1889)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.1 x 1.5 cm (1 5/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5762

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: rhinoceros-horn (?) plate; decorative technique: uchidashi

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor