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Kanamono in the form of Sugawara no Michizane holding a branch of plum, and a pine tree, with backplate

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Signed

[Yanagawa Naomitsu, with a kao] 柳川直光(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 1889)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.6 x 0.7 cm (1 7/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5623

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor