Kanamono in the form of four ijin carrying a variety of musical instruments, bows, arrows and a branch of peach, with backplate engraved with a Chinese or Mongol figure holding a military banner

Japanese
Edo period
late 18th to mid-19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 0.7 cm (1 15/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5641

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: gold, shakudo and copper; shibuichi backplate; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, iroe takazogan, katakiri-bori

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