Fuchi-kashira with designs of Minamoto no Yorimasa with his bow and I no Hayata slaying the nue

源三位頼政と猪の早田の鵺退治

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid-18th century
Hamano Noriyuki I (Japanese, 1736–1787), School Hamano School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 x 1.8 x 0.9 cm (1 5/16 x 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.23932b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Noriyuki, with a kao

矩随(花押)

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection