User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Pipe case with design of monkey showman and monkey beneath a persimmon tree

Signed

Kazusada, with a seal (ivory) Masakatsu sei (metalwork) 和貞(印) 正勝製

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)

Accession Number

11.5549

Medium or Technique

Main material: ivory; other metals: gold and copper (?); decorative technique: iroe takazogan, relief carving

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor