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Menuki in the form of a tortoise

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 4.1 x 1 cm (1 5/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5335

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi (?); decorative technique: katabori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor