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Tsuba with design of gourd vine

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

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: 6.1 x 5.2 x 0.4 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5426

Medium or Technique

Main material: sentoku; surface treatment: ishime-ji; other metals: gold and enamels; copper sekigane; decorative technique: zogan and shippo

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor