Kanamono in the form of a snake, with backplate

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


Dimensions

Overall: 6.6 x 0.5 cm (2 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5648

Medium or Technique

Main material: silver; other metals: gilding; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Unsigned
無銘

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection