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Tsuba with design of Bishamon and centipede

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Yanagawa Naoharu saku 柳川直春作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 cm (3 1/4 x 3 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5486

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, silver and copper; decorative technique: iroe takazogan, shishiaibori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor