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Kagami netsuke with design of Benkei on the Gojo bridge

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Signed

Tenmin 天民

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 (before 1889)

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 1.6 cm (1 9/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5783

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; other metals: silver, shakudo, shibuichi and copper; carved staghorn cup; decorative technique: iroe takazogan, uchidashi

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor