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Kozuka with design of Gama Sennin by a pine tree

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Gyonen nanajussai Shozui [Masayuki, aged seventy] 行年七十才政随

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-18th century

Catalogue Raisonné

57

Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm (3 13/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.23786

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold and shibuichi; decorative technique: shishiai-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor