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Tsuba with design of Enma-o, demons and sinners

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Signed

Ichiryuken Tomotoshi, with a seal Hirano 一柳友壽 印 平野

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 (before 1889)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.8 x 8.6 x 0.5 cm (3 7/16 x 3 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5421

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; other metals: gold; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor