Kanamono in the form of Kidomaru's failed attempt to murder his flute-playing brother Hirai Yasumasa, with backplate

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century
Hitotsuyanagi Tomotoshi (Japanese, 1831–1889), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 1 cm (1 9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5633

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Hitotsuyanagi Tomotoshi horu
一柳友壽鐫

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection