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Tobacco-pouch; kagami netsuke with design of a rakan and attendant; kanamono in the form of a tiger and bamboo; chain with fitting with design of Raijin, dragon and clouds; leather pipecase

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Netsuke signed Mitsuaki sei [Made by Mitsuaki] 光明生


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

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Charles Goddard Weld Collection

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


Overall: 15.5 x 9.5 x 4 cm (6 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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




Arms and armor