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Kanamono in the form of a barrel-maker and assistant

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Koka yon hinoto hitsuji sai Higashiyama Motonobu tsukuru [Made by Higashiyma Motonobu in the fourth, goat, year of Koka (=1847)] 弘化四丁未歳東山元信造

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 1890)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.8 x 0.8 cm (2 11/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5709

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; other metals: silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor