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Tsuba with design of female ghost

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Signed

Kinoe-tora moshu Chikuzanken Motonaga horu [Carved by Chikuzanken Motonaga in early autumn of the kinoe-tora year (=1854)] 甲寅孟秋筑山軒元壽鐫

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 1890)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 8 x 0.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5452

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper and brass; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold and shakudo; decorative technique: katakiri-bori and other engraving

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor