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Kagami netsuke with design of herdboy on an ox, with willow tree

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Signed

Nobuchika, with a kao 信親(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: 5.5 x 2.5 cm (2 3/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

11.5774

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor