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Kanamono in the form of the Chinese painters Cho Soyo (Zhang Sengyu) or Wu Daozi (Go Doshi) confronted by a dragon which has come to life from one of his pictures, watched by a boy attendant

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Signed

Moritoshi 盛壽

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)

Catalogue Raisonné

148

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 0.7 cm (2 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5640

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor