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Tsuba with design of ho-o bird, wisteria mon and various geometric and floral patterns

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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: 7.4 x 6.9 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5367

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: shell; decorative technique: lacquer

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor