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Pair of kanamono in the form of Shoshi and his wife on a dragon and ho-o bird playing the sho pipes

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Signed

Unno Den Moritoshi tsukuru 海野傳盛壽造

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: 5.5 x 0.7 cm (2 3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5595b

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; other metals: silver, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor