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Kozuka with design of millet-heads

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Signed

Issai Tomei, with a kao 一斎東明(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Catalogue Raisonné

128

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm (3 7/8 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5225a

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; surface treatment: nanako-ji; other metals: gold, copper and shakudo; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor