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Kozuka with design of Mount Fuji

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[Shunmei Hogen, with a kao] Bunsei juichi ne no toshi; The eleventh of Bunsei, the rat year [=1828] 春明法眼(花押) 文政十一子年


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1828


Overall: 9.6 x 1.4 x 0.3 cm (3 3/4 x 9/16 x 1/8 in.)

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




Arms and armor