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Kozuka with design of Li Bai supported by two attendants

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Inscription

Poem by Du Fu on Li Bai 李白一斗詩百篇 長安市上酒家眠 天子呼来不上舟 自称臣是酒中仙

Signed

Ryujusai Nobuhisa saku, with seal Nobuhisa [Made by Ryujusai Nobuhisa] 柳寿斎信久作 印 信久

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, About 1870–89

Catalogue Raisonné

127

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm (3 7/8 x 5/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5184

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; surface treatment: migaki-ji; decorative technique: takabori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor