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Kanamono in the form of Minamoto no Yorimasa, I no Hayata and the nue

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Kaei san kanoe-tori sai Higashiyama Motonobu koku su [Carved by Higashiyama Motonobu in the third, kanoe-tori, year of Kaei (=1850)] 嘉永三庚酉歳東山元信刻

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 0.9 cm (2 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5711

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor