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Kanamono in the form of six of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune pounding rice, with a back plate with design of a seventh god preparing a fire

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Signed

Shinkyosai 深橋斎

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 5.7 x 1.1 cm (2 1/4 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5689

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; other metals: gold, silver, shibuichi and copper; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor