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Netsuke in the form of a kappa on a shell

Signed

Kon 光雲

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

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm (1 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5841b

Medium or Technique

Carved wood with textured material imitating the shell's hinge; eyes inlaid in ivory and horn

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro