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Kanamono in the form of Hadesu suppressing a Korean tiger, with backplate engraved with bamboo

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Signed

Signed on the plate Koto no ju Yoshimasa saku, with a kao 江都住義正(花押)

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 1888)

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 1.1 cm (2 13/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5669

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor