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Tsuba with design of chrysanthemums and butterflies

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Shiho Rosetsu Teikan teppitsu 紫峰老拙貞幹鐵筆

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)

Catalogue Raisonné

140

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 8.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5379

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor