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Kanamono in the form of a tiger crouched on a rock, with backplate engraved with bamboo

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Signed

Setsuei, with a kao 雪永(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: 5.9 x 1 cm (2 5/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5618

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; other metals: gilt shibuichi; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor