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Pair of menuki in the form of Mount Fuji and a ho-o bird

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Signed

[Somin] 宗(玉+民)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 x 0.6 cm (1 5/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5253a

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi (?); other metals: gilding; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor