Kanamono in the form of an octopus, with backplate

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century (before 1890)


Dimensions

Overall: 3.7 x 0.7 cm (1 7/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5707

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; other metals: shell and coral (broken); decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, zogan

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