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Kozuka with design of a Chinese hero

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Signed

[Toshinaga, with a kao] 利寿(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm (3 7/8 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5239a

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; surface treatment: nanako-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor