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Tsuba with design of Amida seated in the mouth of a dragon

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Signed

Natsuo 夏雄

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 7.8 x 0.6 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5447

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron and gold; other metals: silver/shibuichi (?)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor