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Tsuba with design of dragons and clouds

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Signed

Chôshû no ju Tomochika saku 長州住友周作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 10.3 x 10.5 x 1 cm (4 1/16 x 4 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5502

Medium or Technique

Main material: brass; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold and copper; decorative technique: sue-mon

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor