Kagami netsuke with design of Benkei on the Gojo bridge

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


Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 1.6 cm (1 9/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5783

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Tenmin
天民

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection