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Part of a wooden sword (bokuto) with design of a crayfish

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


Dimensions

Overall: 41.5 cm (16 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5181

Medium or Technique

Main material: lacquered wood; other metals: gold, silver and shakudo; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Katsuyoshi
勝義

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection