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Kagami netsuke plate with design of Buddha and Confucius

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Signed

Morichika 盛周

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century (before 1889)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.6 x 0.7 cm (1 13/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5782

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor