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Tsuba with design of Daikoku and a demon at the New Year oni-yarai ceremony

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Signed

Hôkoku, with kaô 鳳國(花押)

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)

Dimensions

Overall: 9.2 x 8.4 x 0.5 cm (3 5/8 x 3 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5374

Medium or Technique

Main material: sentoku; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: very high applied takabori iroe ornament

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor