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Kozuka with design of a Chinese hero from the Sangokushi (Sanguozhi)

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Signed

Furyuken Tomoaki koku su [Carved by Furyuken Tomoaki] 風柳軒友章刻

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.6 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm (3 3/4 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5218a

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: takabori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor