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Tsuba with design of elephant and flying tengu

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Signed

Rei zu Kyosai oju Hata Nobuyoshi horu 令圖暁齋 應需端信盧鐫

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: 9.5 x 8.7 x 1.4 cm (3 3/4 x 3 7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5380

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, silver, copper, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: very high iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor