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Kagami netsuke with design of Chokaro Sennin releasing a colt from his gourd while a Chinese boy looks on

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Signed

Hideoki, with a kao 秀興(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 (before 1889)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.1 x 1.4 cm (1 5/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5784

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; ivory; decorative technique: katakiri-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor