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Sword hilt ornament (menuki)

目貫

Japanese
late Edo period
mid-19th century


Accession Number

11.11291c

Medium or Technique

Copper-gold alloy (shakudô) repousse in chrysanthemum design, finished with nanako and iroe

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Swords

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection