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Tsuba with design of carp and waterfall

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Rei Buncho no zu Tamagawa Yoshihide horu [Carved to order by Tamagawa Yoshihide after a painting by Buncho.] 令文晁図 玉川義英国鐫

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: 8.3 x 8.1 x 0.3 cm (3 1/4 x 3 3/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5508

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor