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Tobacco-pouch and with stenciled designs; kagami netsuke with a samurai slaying a tiger; kanamono in the form of Chohi on horseback; ojime with design of bird and chrysanthemums

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Kagami signed Ryumin, with a kao 立民(花押)


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

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Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, mid to late 19th century (before 1889)


Overall: 13 x 8.3 x 4 cm (5 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

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Main material: stenciled leather; other metals: gold silver, shakudo, shibuichi and copper; ivory cup for kagami netsuke; decorative technique: uchidashi; iroe takazogan




Arms and armor