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Tsuba with design of Buddhist monk haunted by a ghost

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Signed

Motome ni ojite Hyoan Katsuchika horu 應需瓢菴勝親鐫

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 1 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5490

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor