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Kanamono in the form of Shoki in a tug-of-war with two oni, with backplate engraved with an oni making sencha tea

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Signed

The plate signed Shojo Tenmin, with a kao 猩々天民(花押)

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 5.1 x 0.8 cm (2 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5674

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor