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Tsuba with design of Benkei reading a scroll

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Signed

Mitsuyoshi koku su 光盧刻

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, Late 19th century (before 1890)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.8 x 8.2 x 0.8 cm (3 7/16 x 3 1/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5381

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver and shakudo; decorative technique: iroe takabori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor