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Set of kanamono in the form of Kinko Sennin riding on a carp, and the king of Song and his courtiers awaiting his return

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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, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 0.5 cm (3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5675a

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; surface treatment: nanako-ji; other metals: gold, shibuichi and copper; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor