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Tsuba with design of hen and chicks beneath a flowering shrub

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Signed

Nakayama Yoshitada 中山美忠(花押)

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: 7.7 x 7.1 x 0.8 cm (3 1/16 x 2 13/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5411

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; surface treatment: nanako-ji; other metals: shibuichi and copper; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor