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Tsuba with design of dragons, clouds and paulownia motifs

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Signed

Nara Masanaga saku 奈良正長作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.5482

Medium or Technique

Main material: silver; other metals: gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: iroe takazogan and sukashibori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor