Pair of menuki in the form of tigers

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-19th century
Taizan Motoaki (Japanese, 1825–1850), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 0.8 cm (1 3/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5284a

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: gold and shakudo; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Motoaki, with a kao
元章(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection