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Kozuka blade with design of the Six Immortals of Poetry (Rokkasen) and their poems

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

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: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.5218b

Medium or Technique

Main material: steel; decorative technique: engraving

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor