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Kanamono in the form of a crow-tengu with sword and ritual bell

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Shi Myogisho Uguisudani-enchu Tengu Nyorai kore o tsukuru, with a seal Katsumi [Made at the Uguisudani Garden by Tengu Nyorai Katsumi, recipient of the Myogi Prize] 賜妙技賞鶯谷苑中天狗如来作之 印 勝見


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th century

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Overall: 5 x 0.8 cm (1 15/16 x 5/16 in.)

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




Arms and armor