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Kagami netsuke with design of Urashima Taro riding on the back of a minogame

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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, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 3.9 x 1.1 cm (1 9/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5779

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor