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Pair of menuki in the form of Nio

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Signed

[Soyo, with a kao] 宗與(花押)

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: 4.5 x 0.7 cm (1 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5289b

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; other metals: gold; decorative technique: uchidashi, iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor