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Kanamono in the form of a courtesan cleaning an oni's ears, with a young boy in attendance

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Signed

Moritoshi 盛壽

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: 7.3 x 1 cm (2 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5639

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor