Kanamono in the form of Hadesu suppressing a Korean tiger, with backplate engraved with a boat and river

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


Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 0.9 cm (3 5/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5587

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; other metals: gold, silver and shibuichi; shibuichi backplate; decorative technique: uchidashi, 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