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Kanamono in the form of Kidomaru's failed attempt to murder his flute-playing brother Hirai Yasumasa, with backplate

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Signed

Toryusai Toshimune, with a kao 登柳齋壽宗(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 1890)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.1 x 0.9 cm (2 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5692

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor