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Tsuba with design of dragon

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 7.1 x 6.7 x 0.9 cm (2 13/16 x 2 5/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5460

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: marubori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor