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Menuki in the form of a pheasant

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Signed

Masaaki 政明

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: 4.9 x 0.4 cm (1 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5314

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; other metals: silver, shakudo, shibuichi and copper; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor