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Tsuba with design of the Chinese stellar god Kaisei (Kui Xing) losing his dipper in a storm

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Signed

Joi 乗意

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 7.4 x 0.4 cm (3 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5446

Medium or Technique

Main material: brass; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: copper, silver and shakudo; decorative technique: takabori, shishiai-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor