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Signboard for the Terashima Pharmacy, Iga Province

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1990's, purchased in New York by Frederic Sharf, Boston; 2009, gift of Jean S. and Federic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: June 17, 2009)

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Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Japanese, Meiji - Taishô era, 1910s


Image: 86 x 33 cm (33 7/8 x 13 in.) Framed: 91.4 x 35.6 x 3.8 cm (36 x 14 x 1 1/2 in.) Overall: 91.4 x 35.6 x 3.8 cm (36 x 14 x 1 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood with ink, color, and gold




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