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Tsuba with design of demon confronting a ghostly apparition

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Signed

Genshosai Masaharu, with kao 玄松斎政春(花押)

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

Catalogue Raisonné

141

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 8.2 x 0.6 cm (3 7/8 x 3 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5493

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, shakudo and copper; silvered metal sekigane; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor