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Pair of menuki in the form of dragons, one with a jewel and one with a sword

Signed

Kamo Akiyoshi 加茂明祥

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Accession Number

11.24072a

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor