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Kozuka with design of dragonfly and reeds

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Hoshusai Hidetoshi, with a kao 法集斎秀寿(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.9 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm (3 7/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5221a

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: takabori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor